It is our pleasure to welcome you to HIH Department of endocrinology and thank you for choosing and trusting us for your health care! Our broad accredited specialists are dedicated to providing expert diagnosis and treatment of endocrine system disorders. It is our pride that our top-ranked team of endocrinologists is committed to providing patient-centered quality care in a compassionate and comfortable environment. We encourage you to not to hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns. Our staff is here to provide support 24/7 in a patient centered environment.
What is endocrinology?
Endocrinology is a branch of medicine concerned with the disorders of the endocrine system including the pancreas, the thyroid, parathyroid, pineal, hypothalamus, adrenal and pituitary glands, and the ovaries and testes.
What is an endocrinologist?
An endocrinologist is a physician who is fully qualified to evaluate, diagnose, and treat the disorders of the endocrine system.
Our Endocrinology Department is specially designed to care for patients with suspected or proven hormonal (endocrine) disorders. We are very proud that our team of endocrinologists is able to provide high quality care to our patients. To be on top of your health, our staff of endocrinologists works with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to ensure providing the care you need. It is an honor to say that Hassabo International Hospital works closely with other specialized diagnostic centers to provide our patients with state of the art care and to ensure continuity of our services.
When should I see an endocrinologist?
If the underlying cause of your condition is suspected to be related to an endocrine disorder, your physician will refer you to an endocrinologist especially if your symptoms persist.
Know the warning signs
The symptoms of a disorder in the endocrine system vary widely as the symptoms you experience depend mainly on the affected gland of your endocrine system. What’s more, the severity of the condition also has a role in the symptoms you experience. So there is no symptom that is universal, but most patients with endocrine disorders experience weakness and fatigue. It is wise to see medical advice when you feel your daily functioning is impaired, as an endocrine disorder can affect your energy level, and other functions.
The common symptoms which may indicate a disorder in your endocrine system:
- Sudden weight gain or loss without obvious reason
- Short stature
- Delayed puberty
- Menstrual disturbance
- Diffuse neck swelling
- Excessive thirst
- Temporary unconsciousness
- Resistant hypertension
- Erectile dysfunction
- Muscle weakness
- Bone fragility and fractures
Other symptoms may include:
- Recurrent headaches
- Kidney stones
We provide expert diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of the endocrine disorders ranging from diabetes to thyroid disorders. HIH multi-disciplinary team of endocrinologists, diabetes educators, and dietitians strive to provide comprehensive care in a professional and friendly environment.
Our areas of expertise include but not limited to:
- Addison’s disease
- Adrenal disorders
- Bone disorders
- Calcium disorders/parathyroid disease
- Clinical nutrition/nutrition support
- Conn’s syndrome
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Diabetes mellitus
- Diabetes insipidus
- Diabetes education program
- Diabetes Foot Care
- Endocrine hypertension
- Familial multiple endocrine neoplasia
- Gestational diabetes
- Grave’s disease
- Growth disturbance & Short Stature diagnosis and management
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- High cholesterol
- Infertility evaluation
- Menopause management
- PCOS & Menstrual disorders
- Thyroid disorder and nodules/fine needle aspiration arranged through radiology
Special tests may be required to ensure the definitive diagnosis such as:
- Bone Turnover Markers
- Genetic makers for Endocrine tumors
- Radio iodine Therapy
- Dexa Scan
- Radio iodine scan & Nuclear Medicine
- CT scan
It is our pride that we are in collaboration with other specialized diagnostic centers to provide our patients the care they deserve and to ensure continuity of our services.
Information about the clinic
Why should I visit the clinic?
Do you know that the hormones which your endocrine system glands release affect the functions throughout your body! What’s more, little imbalance in these circulating hormones can cause a wide range of health issues. So it is wise to seek a medical advice once you have felt a change in your daily functioning.
What happens at the clinic?
During the first visit, your doctor will listen to your concerns, may ask a series of questions including your current medications, family history of endocrine disorders, other medical conditions including allergies, eating habits to help reach the proper diagnosis and treatment, and then examine you thoroughly through checking your heart rate and blood pressure, and inspecting the condition of your skin, hair, teeth, and mouth.in addition to that, blood and urine samples may be taken. At the end of the visit, your doctor may ask for some tests to help reach the diagnosis.
Scheduling Your Appointment
Patients are generally seen by appointment, however if your situation is urgent, please inform our staff when you call or visit our 24/7 Emergency Department. Every effort will be made to see you as soon as possible and the physician will be immediately notified to assess your needs. Please call us at………
How should I prepare for the clinic
When you schedule your appointment we will ask you to provide important information that will help us evaluate your current condition:
- Be prepared with the questions you want to ask
- Bring a notebook and pen, we encourage you to take notes
- If this is a follow up visit, you have to remember to write down the changes you have experienced since your last visit.
- List of medications that you’re allergic to
- All records that refer in any way to your condition
- A complete list of your medications
- All prior medical records, including x-ray films, biopsy reports, lab and/or pathology records
Any necessary referrals or prior authorization required by your insurance company.
Questions and/or comments
If, after reading this leaflet, you still have questions, please do not hesitate to ask the Specialists or nurses in our unit. They will be happy to give you more information or arrange a meeting with the Consultant / Medical Director.
We would appreciate it if you could let us know whether you are satisfied with our care. For this purpose a visitor’s book & patient satisfaction form is available in each of our departments. We would like you to write down your comments, experiences and/or suggestions for improvement, so that we can share this with our staff members. This input may help us to improve the service at the Center.
The Medical Director /patient & care provider service center can be reached on 01006625687-23520003-23521002-23520008-23521006-23521007-23520040
or via the e-mail address:
Physicians and staff members in Endocrinology Department are dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive care available. In addition, our goal is to continue educating patients and their family members to help them gain a solid understanding of all care provided and procedures performed. Visit our Department of endocrinology with any questions you may have