• Endocrinology

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology has become increasingly important, with conditions such as diabetes growing more prevalent throughout the United States and other parts of the world.

    In fact, Tennessee has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the nation.

    But the endocrinologists at Wellmont Medical Associates are committed to effectively treating and controlling diabetes and other endocrinological conditions.

    What is an endocrinologist?

    An endocrinologist works with the endocrine system, which is responsible for secreting hormones into the blood to regulate a wide range of bodily processes.

    Endocrinologists treat diseases and conditions, including:

    • Diabetes
    • Thyroid disorders
    • Pituitary disorders
    • Adrenal disorders
    • Menopause
    • Osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency
    • Lipid abnormalities
    • Calcium abnormalities
    • Obesity

    These conditions occur in organs and glands throughout the body, including the hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal glands, thyroid and parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas and reproductive glands.

    Why choose Wellmont Medical Associates Endocrinology?

    Wellmont’s endocrinologists are experienced in treating diabetes and a wide range of endocrine system conditions. These experts assist patients of all ages with basic hormonal processes such as digestion, breathing, growth and development, reproduction and mood.

    Patients who choose a Wellmont Medical Associates endocrinologist benefit from seamless access to Wellmont’s Diabetes Treatment Centers when needed. These centers are the region’s only hospital-based diabetes programs accredited by the American Diabetes Association.

    Wellmont Medical Associates accepts a wide variety of HMO, PPO and POS insurance plans. And patients have convenient access to the full scope of medical expertise and specialties offered at Wellmont hospitals and throughout the health system.

  • How do I get started?

    Wellmont Medical Associates makes it easy to learn more or to schedule an appointment near you.

    • Talk to your primary care physician. He or she can help you determine your best way forward.
    • Call Wellmont Medical Associates Endocrinology – 423-230-4660.
    • After hours, call Wellmont Nurse Connection, 877‑230‑NURSE, with your medical questions or for help with a specialist referral.
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