Treating Metabolic Disorders and Hormonal Conditions

Emergency Medicine

About Endocrinology

Endocrinology is the medical specialty that addresses disorders of the endocrine system. Because the endocrine system controls many different body functions, endocrine dysfunction can contribute to an enormous range of illnesses affecting virtually every organ system of the body.

The endocrinologists at Lee Health provide compassionate care and education for treating even the most complex hormone disorders, such as thyroid disorders, pituitary and adrenal gland disorders, osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disorders, and diabetes.

Our goal is to understand the basis of these diseases and the endocrine system through research, develop more effective treatments, promote a healthy lifestyle, reduce complications and improve quality of life for patients.

Whatever condition patients are facing, our care teams have a plan to help them regain quality of life.

Common Treatment and Services

Staff physicians work closely with referring primary care physicians as well as other subspecialty services including Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Nutrition and Podiatry to coordinate the diagnosis and management of complex endocrine diseases, including:

  • Pituitary and hypothalamus diseases
  • Adrenal disease
  • Islet cell tumors
  • Diabetes
  • Lipid disorders
  • Thyroid disease including thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules
  • Osteoporosis and other bone diseases
  • Hyperparathyroidism and other calcium disorders
  • Obesity

We accept patients referred by physicians as well as individuals who seek help directly. For more information, call 239-343-9646.

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric endocrinology treats children with endocrine disorders include those with diabetes, disorders of growth, disorders of puberty, adrenal diseases including ambiguous genitalia, thyroid excess or deficiency, obesity, and polycystic ovary syndrome among others.

Diabetes Care Program

Our Diabetes Care program is an excellent resource for people with diabetes at any stage. We offer a complete program of treatment and consultation services, through both inpatient and outpatient care.

weight management program

Learn About Weight Management Program

Lee Health Weight Management program focus is on teaching how to properly fuel and nourish our bodies. We believe in making real, lasting changes for a new lifestyle to reach a weight that is healthy.