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The Value of an Endocrinologist
When you are facing a diagnosis of a hormonal condition like diabetes, your doctor may suggest you see an endocrinologist. Here are some reasons why an endocrinologist will provide the level of support and care that you need with this diagnosis.
- An endocrinologist is a true specialist
An endocrinologist has studied hormones and hormonal diseases in depth, and will be able to provide the best possible treatment. Most general practitioners have the skills necessary to diagnose and treat basic hormonal conditions, but sometimes the help of a specialist is needed.
- An endocrinologist helps non-traditional patients
Some patients find that conventional treatment does not work. In these cases, an endocrinologist is necessary to ensure all possible treatment avenues are pursued.
- An endocrinologist knows the latest treatments
An endocrinologist's job is to know the latest changes in hormonal diseases and understand the newest treatments that are available to today's patients.
- An endocrinologist works with your primary care doctor
Visiting an endocrinologist does not mean you will never see your primary care doctor again. Going to an endocrinologist when struggling with a hormonal condition gives you another set of eyes to ensure your health is as good as it can be.