Definition: An endocrinologist (MD) detects, diagnoses, and manages imbalances with hormones in the body.
Specialty: Conditions that are typically treated by an endocrinologist include issues with the adrenal gland, thyroid, hypothalamus, testes, and ovaries. Specifically in women, endocrinologists play a role in treating PCOS and menopause.
Training: Training typically includes at a minimum:
- Four Years of Undergraduate School
- Four Years of Medical School
- Three Years of Residency
- Two Years of Fellowship