What An Endocrinologist Is And When You'd Go See Them

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


This is an excerpt from a post written by Sabina Braverman, MPA and originally published on August 29, 2019.

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