Endocrinology encompasses a wide range of conditions. No matter your diagnosis, when you receive treatment at the UNC Hospitals Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at Meadowmont you can expect to the highest level of care. Our division has received national recognition as “high performing” by U.S. News and World Report.
What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is a field of medicine that treats diseases that affect the body’s hormone-producing glands, including those responsible for aspects of the body’s metabolism. Endocrine conditions most commonly disrupt the normal function of the following glands or organs:
- Endocrine pancreas
Each of these glands or organs affects the way that the body regulates its internal environment.
What Do We Treat?
The most common conditions that we treat are:
We also see patients who are experiencing:
- Hypothalamic Diseases, including:
- Diabetes Insipidus: Excess thirst from inadequate vasopressin production or action
- Excess Prolactin: A hormone associated with lactation
- Diseases of the Pituitary Gland, including:
- Acromegaly: excessive production of growth hormone
- Cushings Syndrome: excess cortisol, a steroid hormone
- Underactive pituitary or hypopituitarism
- Pituitary Gland Tumors
And other conditions including disruptions of the adrenal glands, ovaries, and testes.
The UNC Endocrine Clinic and Diabetes Care Center is located at Meadowmont Village in Chapel Hill. As a subspecialty clinic, we are not set up to function as primary care physicians and thus primarily see patients referred from other physicians. If, however, you do not currently have a primary care provider we can help you find one.