Highest Level Care, Close to Home
Common endocrine system diseases include growth disorders, diabetes, thyroid disorders, and osteoporosis. Our providers in the Albany Med Health System are highly trained and up-to-date on the latest advancements in their field. We are chosen to participate in numerous national clinical research trials. In order to provide the best possible care, we view our patients as partners in the management of their condition.
Care Throughout the Capital Region
This page features information about endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism services at Albany Medical Center.
Learn more about the Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Glens Falls Hospital, and endocrinology services at Saratoga Hospital.
All locations in the System can be found in the Get Care section of this page.
- 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)
- Thyroid nodules
- Thyroid cancer
- Pituitary disorders
- Pituitary adenomas
- Prolactin excess
- Cushing's disease
- Diabetes insipidus
- Reproductive/Gonadal disorders
- Metabolic bone disease
- Paget's disease of bone
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Metabolic disorders
- High cholesterol
- High triglycerides
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Transgender Health
- Hormone Therapy
- Clinical research program
- Continuous glucose monitoring (at home and in-office)
- 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
- Lipid management
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Self-management education
- 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.
For patients with diabetes, obesity is a major concern. The EKG can monitor potential heart problems, and can be used to diagnose the need for a patient to see a cardiologist.
Training the Next Generation of Physicians
Learn more about the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Albany Medical College.