Be Proactive – the Best Approach to Manage Your Health

There are many benefits from adhering to a schedule of regular check-ups.  You can be alerted to a developing illness early and – working with your doctor – might be able to take action to stop it in its tracks.  If your family history suggests that you might be at risk for certain medical conditions,

A Guide to the Causes and Treatments for Diabetes from our Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center

By understanding the underlying causes of your condition, you can better manage your symptoms and enhance your health for the years ahead. It’s why our diabetes and endocrine care center team here at Freeman Endocrinology focuses on education as part of our treatment plan for our patients. And in this latest post, we’re highlighting the causes and treatments for diabetes.

The Issues Associated with Untreated Hypothyroidism Explained by an Endocrinologist and Thyroid Specialist

If you experience health issues associated with your thyroid, it’s imperative you speak with an endocrinologist and thyroid specialist directly. Our team at Freeman Endocrinology has great experience in this area of the medical field and in this latest post, we’re highlighting the symptoms associated with untreated hypothyroidism.  This is as condition in which the thyroid does not produce enough of certain hormones.

Have You Been Diagnosed with Hyperlipidemia? Be Certain Your Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center Knows About It!

Does your endocrine and diabetes care center have a specialist in lipid disorders?  If you’ve been diagnosed with hyperlipidemia, it’s important that they do.  There’s a strong link between thyroid problems and the diagnosis of hyperlipidemia, but often doctors don’t think to look into this.

Here’s what you need to know.

Understanding What an Endocrinologist – A Thyroid Specialist – Actually Does

One thing we find when people are referred to our clinic is that many people don’t even know what an endocrinologist does!  It’s not a medical specialty that’s talked about in the media much, and we don’t get TV shows made about us.  So, it’s understandable that, sometimes, a person might show up at our clinic without even really knowing why they’re here.

Five Reasons to See an Endocrinologist About Your Diabetes

As a preferred endocrinologist in Philadelphia, we treat a wide variety of patients and ailments – but probably the most common condition we treat is diabetes.  Diabetes is, at its heart, an endocrine problem and  the term “diabetes” refers to a group a diseases that result in too much glucose or sugar being in the blood.  

Who Is an Endocrinologist and When Do You Need One?

Unsurprisingly, one of the most common questions we hear from our patients – particularly those coming from referrals – is “So who is an endocrinologist, anyway?”

It doesn’t surprise us when people ask – endocrinology is not the most common area of medical specialty,  and many people could potentially go their entire life without ever having to consult with an endocrinologist. 

What is Endocrinology?

By understanding more about the distinct branches of medicine, you can make an effective choice about your own health needs moving forward. Many people struggle to distinguish between the various medical disciplines. To help guide you in learning more on the subject, our team at Freeman Endocrinology will outline endocrinology and the circumstances in which you’ll need to speak with an endocrinologist.