Endocrinologists treat diseases affecting the metabolism of the human body. These include conditions disrupting the normal function of the thyroid, parathyroids, pituitary, adrenal, hypothalamus, ovaries, testes, and the endocrine pancreas, as well as diseases that change the way the body regulates its internal environment. Each of these glands or organs secretes hormones that have effects on the way the body appears, acts, and maintains itself. Endocrine diseases are due to hormonal over- or under-function or tumors.
Patients are often referred to our clinic for treatment and evaluation of:
- diabetes, hypoglycemia
- endocrine disorders of the pancreas including pancreatic endocrine tumors
- thyroid disorders such as hypo- and hyperthyroidism, nodules and cancer
- disorders of parathyroids including tumors, high and low levels of calcium
- disorders of bone metabolism such as osteoporosis, osteomalacia and Paget’s disease
- pituitary disorders including tumors and diseases related to over- and under-production of pituitary hormones
- disorders of the adrenals including tumors, hypertension, adrenal insufficiency
- disorders of the ovaries and testicles resulting in over- and under-production of sex hormones often leading to infertility, hirsuitism (excess hair growth)
- sex hormone treatment (e.g., testosterone and estrogen) including transgender medicine
The UNC Diabetes & Endocrinology Clinic at Eastowne
100 Eastowne Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
*Free parking is available across from the medical office building.
For appointments, inquiries about appointment times, to reschedule or cancel an appointment, please call the number above. As the UNC Hospitals Diabetes & Endocrinology Clinic at Meadowmont is a subspecialty clinic, our providers are not set up to act as primary care doctors. In general, we prefer to see patients referred by other physicians. If you do not have a primary care provider, we can help you find one.
We also have a large clinical trial research program. For more information www.uncdiabetes.org