Endocrinology is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine. Our clinical practice includes seven dual board certified Endocrinologists and a team of clinical, technical and administrative professionals, many of whom have advanced training and educational degrees and numerous years of professional experience. We focus on specialized diagnostics and treatment for adults and children in the areas of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism (Obesity, Hormone Therapy, Osteoporosis, Thyroid), and Lipid Metabolism (cholesterol treatment). We develop up-to-date comprehensive programs to treat and/or manage these disorders including supportive patient education to assist individuals in their quest for improved health and better quality of life.
Mitchell I. Sorsby, MD
Audrey B. Miklius, MD
Shamsher K. Lakhian, MD
Heidi C. Shea, MD
Jaime L. Wiebel, MD
Elizabeth E. King, MD
Daniel E. Okorodudu, MD
Rajiv Dattatreya, MD FACE
Camille Folkard, MD, FACE
What Do Endocrinologists Do?
Endocrinologists are qualified to assist patients with the medical specialty of Endocrinology, which focuses on endocrine and metabolic disorders. The endocrine system is composed of organs (glands) that produce hormones that regulate certain body functions. Metabolism consists of the biochemical processes in the body that cause the breaking down of some substances (e.g. food) and the building up of others (e.g., fat, muscle or bone).
Qualified Endocrinology Specialists
Endocrinology is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine. An endocrinologist must complete four years of medical school followed by a year of internship and at least 2 years of residency in Internal Medicine. The physician must then pass a board examination for certification in that field. In addition, a minimum of two years of fellowship (training) in Endocrinology must be completed followed by the passing of a rigorous written examination to demonstrate specialized knowledge and skills. Certification is conferred by the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Our Team at the Research Institute of Dallas
The Endocrine Associates of Dallas & Plano have done extensive research experience in the field of endocrinology. Since 1985, members have conducted innovative scientific research at the Research Institute of Dallas. We believe that the focus of medical professionals should be to improve quality of life through compassionate and knowledgeable health care practices, we continuously strive to achieve and set new standards in research trials and patient care.
We appreciate your interest in Endocrine Associates of Dallas & Plano and thank you for visiting our website.
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