Endocrinologists in Thornton, Colorado
At North Suburban Medical Center, our endocrinologists (hormone doctors) diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders related to the body’s hormones. Our pediatric endocrinologists in Thornton treat endocrine conditions in children, such as growth delays.
For more information, or to find an endocrinologist, please call (303) 920-4362.
The endocrine system is made up of glands that produce hormones to regulate activity in the body. These hormones are responsible for a number of things, including, but not limited to:
- Growth and development
- Sexual function
- Tissue function
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when your body doesn’t respond properly to insulin, the hormone that helps glucose (sugar) get into the body’s cells. North Suburban offers personalized diabetes care. From testing to ongoing support, we are here to help you manage the disease.
The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys and are responsible for producing important hormones, like cortisol and sex hormones. Cortisol has several functions, but one important function is helping to manage stress. Common cortisol-related adrenal disorders include Cushing’s syndrome (too much cortisol) and Addison’s disease (too little cortisol).
Parents may feel concerned that their child is not developing at the rate of his or her peers. Though all children do not grow at the same pace, a slow growth and development rate could be due to a growth disorder.
Our pediatric endocrinologists can perform a variety of tests to determine if a growth disorder is present. If a disorder is detected, we will educate you about the condition, so you can make informed decisions about your child’s health.
A hormonal imbalance can disrupt your body’s natural function. North Suburban’s endocrinologists provide hormonal imbalance treatments to help your body restore its natural balance and function properly.
If there is a problem with the endocrine system’s reproductive hormones, you may find it is difficult for you and your partner to get pregnant. Our Thornton endocrinologists will help determine if a hormonal issue is affecting reproduction. If a problem is detected, we can offer a variety of treatments.
The thyroid gland is located in the neck, and it produces hormones that affect your metabolism. There are many types of thyroid disorders, such as an over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism). At North Suburban, we provide effective treatments for thyroid issues to help your body function at its maximum ability.
If an endocrine cancer, such as thyroid cancer, is detected, rest assured you can receive expert, compassionate cancer care through North Suburban’s affiliation with Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. Through this affiliation, we are able to connect patients to some of Greater Denver’s top oncology specialists.