Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Highest Level Care, Close to Home

Common endocrine system diseases include growth disorders, diabetes, thyroid and parathyroid diseases, adrenal and pituitary disorders, metabolic disorders, and osteoporosis. Our providers in the Albany Med Health System are up-to-date on the latest advancements in their field whether you are managing a chronic condition or looking for a diagnosis. We are chosen to participate in numerous national clinical research trials.

Our endocrinology team is committed to taking the time to answer your questions, address your personal concerns, and help you achieve the best possible outcome. We work closely with your primary care provider and other specialists so you benefit from consistent, coordinated care.

Care Throughout the Capital Region

Endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism services are available at Albany Medical Center, Saratoga Hospital, and Columbia Memorial Health. Learn more about the Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Glens Falls Hospital.

All locations and providers in the System can be found in the Get Care section of this page.

Find our more about Pediatric Endocrinology services at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital.

  • Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, gestational)
  • Adrenal disorders
    • Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency)
    • Adrenal nodules and tumors
    • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
    • Aldosterone abnormalities
  • Thyroid disorders
    • Graves disease (hyperthyroidism)
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Goiter
    • Thyroid nodules
    • Thyroid cancer
    • Thyroiditis
  • Pituitary disorders
    • Pituitary adenomas
    • Prolactin excess
    • Acromegaly
    • Hypopituitarism
    • Cushing's disease
    • Diabetes insipidus
  • Reproductive/Gonadal disorders
    • Hypogonadism
    • Hirsutism
    • Gynecomastia
  • Metabolic bone disease
    • Osteoporosis
    • Paget's disease of bone
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Hypocalcemia
    • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Metabolic disorders
    • Pre-diabetes
    • High cholesterol
    • High triglycerides
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Transgender Health
    • Hormone Therapy
  • Clinical research program
  • Continuous glucose monitoring (at home and in-office)
  • Diabetes monitoring and management (Type 1 and Type 2)
  • Diabetes management after kidney transplant
  • Diabetes management during hospitalization
  • Diabetes management during pregnancy
  • Hormone therapy: Estrogen & testosterone hormone therapy for transgender patients
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Libre therapy
  • Lipid management
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Self-management education
  • Thyroid hormone management
  • Inpatient and outpatient care

The DEXA Scanner is used for bone loss detection and in monitoring the progress of bone strengthening therapies. Bone density can be determined for patients who are suspected to have bone loss or osteoporosis. Fluctuations in hormonal balance can warrant such effects on the bones. In the field of Endocrinology, hormonal balance can be affected by many disorders involving the body's endocrine system such as diabetes, disorders of the thyroid, adrenal glands, pituitary gland and both male and female reproductive glands. There are many medications available to help counteract hormonal imbalances and stabilize or increase the bone mineral density within the body.

Ultrasound is used to see nodules on the thyroid and to determine whether or not a patient has hypo- or hyper- thyroid. The ultrasound machine can do a biopsy of the thyroid if there are any nodules to make sure they aren't cancerous.

EKG and imaging play a key role in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring cardiovascular disease. We offer advanced imaging services, under the guidance and expertise of highly skilled medical professionals. If necessary, patient are referred to a cardiologist for monitoring or treatment.

Whenever possible, we offer a minimally invasive approach, which means less discomfort and scarring as well as faster recovery times. For certain conditions, both minimally invasive and advanced robot-assisted surgery options are offered at our hospitals, enabling our surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures with extreme precision.

Training the Next Generation of Physicians

Learn more about the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Albany Medical College.