While symptoms like increased fatigue, decreased appetite and hair loss could be related to something as manageable as stress, they could also be signs of a serious endocrine disorder. Symptoms like these can easily be ignored or mistaken for other issues, and because your endocrine system influences every other system in the body, small issues can become big very quickly. When symptoms begin to negatively impact your daily life, our team of experienced, expert endocrinologists can make all the difference.
As a complex group of glands that make hormones to control activities in your body, your endocrine system creates a delicate balance that influences your quality of life. Different types of hormones control reproduction, metabolism (food burning and waste elimination), and growth and development. Hormones also control the way you respond to your surroundings, and they help to provide the proper amount of energy and nutrition your body needs to function.
Dr. Sean Ellison, Dr. Cristina Gherghe, and Dr. Ajay Kumar, LeBauer HealthCare endocrinologists, treat diseases related to the glands that make up the endocrine system, including the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus. Dr. Ellison, Dr. Gherghe, and the LeBauer endocrinology staff have the experience and expertise to treat complex conditions that involve many systems in your body.
Most disorders of the endocrine system – such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and metabolic syndrome – are chronic diseases that require long-term, or even lifelong, care. Because of this, the LeBauer’s endocrinology staff are attuned to the whole health of their patients and work hard to understand the personal and social issues that affect the body’s balances and functions. We care for the person as well as the disease because we believe the doctor/patient relationship can be a critical part of the therapeutic process.
If you are a new or current patient, please call 336.832.3088 to make an appointment. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.