Thyroid and Hormone Related Diagnosis and Treatment in Houston
As a physician specialist board certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism, a subspecialty of Internal Medicine, my practice is concerned with the hormone secreting glands including the thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes, pituitary, parathyroids, and insulin producing cells of the pancreas.
As an endocrinologist, I am consulted for patients with thyroid disorders, infertility, hair loss, excessive hair growth, acne, pituitary tumors, osteoporosis, hypercalcemia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, and in those situations where a hormonal disorder is suspected or where specialized medical care is needed. Cholesterol disorders, diabetes, and "the metabolic syndrome" are typical metabolic disorders encountered in my practice.
As an internist, my practice is also concerned with the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases of the internal organs of the adult body. Such illnesses would include depression, high blood pressure, cancer, anxiety, and heart disease.
What is the thyroid
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located in the neck. Its functions are production, storage, and secretion of two thyroid hormones-thyroxine (T 4) and triiodothyronine (T3).
Hormones are chemicals that travel through the blood to every part of the body; thyroid hormones regulate the body's use of energy.