Because many endocrine diseases develop over time, and symptoms may not appear for months or even years, diagnosing these disorders can be very challenging. Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin endocrinologists are experts in diagnosing and treating a wide range of endocrine diseases.
Our experienced, fellowship-trained endocrinologists practice a high standard of evidence-based care, backed by the most current research. Patients benefit from the most advanced testing technology available to diagnose endocrine disorders and the latest treatment options, including clinical research trials.
Treatment Options for Endocrine Disorders
The endocrine glands are a group of small organs and body tissues that produce, store and secrete hormones, chemical substances that regulate various body functions. Hormones play a vital role in metabolism, growth and development, digestion, sexual function, reproduction and other body functions. They also affect mood. While men and women have the same hormones, the levels of certain hormones are different.
Hormones are powerful. A tiny amount can cause big changes in cells or even the whole body, and too much or too little of a certain hormone can cause serious health problems. Endocrine diseases can be complex and involve many body systems and structures.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin endocrinologists work closely with patients’ referring physicians and other specialists to coordinate patient care. Depending on the type of endocrine disorder and symptoms a person may have, other specialists — surgeons, otolaryngologists, radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists, nurse educators, dietitians and others — may be involved in care. Our comprehensive services also include patient education and support groups.
Experienced, Fellowship-Trained Endocrinologists
Our endocrinologists practice a high standard of evidence-based care, backed by the most current research. They work closely with patients’ referring physicians and with other specialists.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin endocrinologists see patients at many locations in Milwaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
Endocrine Cancer Program
Many endocrine cancers, cancer-related syndromes and hyperparathyroidism are treated in the Endocrine Cancer Program, part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Expert physicians and other team members in the program specialize in treating cancers of the endocrine system and offer access to clinical trials.
Research & Clinical Trials
Among the things that distinguish an academic medical center is a strong commitment to research. Medical College of Wisconsin physicians specializing in endocrinology, metabolism and clinical nutrition are involved in many clinical research studies and basic-science research programs.
International Patient Program
U.S. News & World Report ranks Froedtert Hospital among the top 50 hospitals in the country in three specialties. We are here to help international patients arrange for their care at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.