Endocrinology Specialist

Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Multispecialty Diagnostic and Treatment Center located in Forest Hills, NY

As a multidisciplinary clinic serving Queens and the New York City area for over 15 years, Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Forest Hills is a top-rated provider of endocrinology services, diagnosing and treating an array of issues affecting your endocrine system and its function such as osteoporosis and thyroid cancer. Call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment today.

Endocrinology Q & A

What does an endocrinologist do?

Endocrinologists are physicians who have special and advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of hormone-related medical issues, including issues affecting the production and processing of hormones. Endocrinologists are skilled in minimally invasive procedures as well as more traditional approaches to enable every patient to receive the most appropriate and effective care for the best possible outcomes.

What endocrinology services are offered at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center?

At Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center, the endocrinology team is skilled in the latest techniques used to diagnose and treat an array of issues, including:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Goiter
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Androgenital syndrome
  • Prolactinoma

Because some of these can be very serious and even life-threatening issues, it’s important to schedule a consultation as soon as you notice any signs or symptoms so treatment can begin as soon as possible.

What are the symptoms of thyroid disorders?

The thyroid is a gland in your neck that produces hormones essential to many processes, including metabolism. Symptoms and signs of thyroid disease can vary significantly, based on the type of disorder that's present. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
  • Pain or discomfort in the throat
  • Sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle aches and stiffness
  • Depression or problems with memory
  • Excessive hunger
  • Puffy face or eyes

Because the symptoms are so diverse and can vary widely based on the type of disorder, having a medical evaluation is critical to help ensure you get the most appropriate and effective treatment as soon as possible.

How are endocrine disorders and diseases diagnosed?

Diagnosis begins with a thorough physical evaluation and examination, as well as a review of your symptoms. Based on the information from your exam, blood tests or other lab work may be ordered to help identify potential issues.

In some cases, minimally invasive procedures like biopsies may be used to obtain small samples of tissue that can be evaluated under a microscope. Other procedures are also available, depending on the type of disorder that's suspected.

To learn more, call Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center or schedule an appointment online today.