Our doctors provide a range of endocrine care services, diagnostic testing, and education programs. Some of these services include:
- Diabetes foot exams
- Diabetes management
- Referral to Diabetes Self-management Education Program for diabetes education from Certified Diabetes Educators
- Ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsy
Certified Diabetes Education
Diabetes is a complex condition that requires continual management, even if blood sugar is well-controlled. Our advance practice registered nurses are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs). They and our doctors work closely with the Diabetes Self-Management Education program at Danbury Hospital, which is located in the building next door to our office. These nurses care for patients on Medicare as well as any people with diabetes who can benefit from diabetes education.
Our providers show patients the ins and outs of insulin pumps: how to use them, how to program them, and how to care for them. These providers make sure patients understand how to give self-injections and insulin starters before they leave the hospital, as well as filling out their glucose logs for long-term diabetes management. We care for patients’ health concerns that often accompany diabetes, including dietary and nutrition guidance, and we refer patients to pulmonary care for sleep apnea and ophthalmologists for eye concerns.
When a patient has an endocrine disorder such as thyroid disease or diabetes, education about the condition is as vital as the diagnosis. These diseases can cause serious health conditions if left unmanaged and often are associated with other health concerns, such as eye trouble, nerve problems, and unhealthy weight.
Our office is located across the street from Germantown Plaza shopping center on Germantown Road. We also see patients in our New Milford practice on Danbury Road.
Adults in Danbury and New Milford can receive comprehensive care for a range of endocrine conditions, including:
- Adrenal disorder
- Diabetes: type 1, type 2, gestational, juvenile, and prediabetes
- Metabolic disorders, including calcium and bone metabolic disorders
- Pituitary disorders
- Reproductive disorders, including PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
- Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
- Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer
We work closely with patients’ primary care providers to ensure their condition is well-controlled and that they’re receiving ongoing management of the disease. Endocrine diseases affect so many aspects of life and health that it’s vital all providers collaborate and are on the same page. Our nurses serve as the point of contact for questions from patients. We help schedule follow-up appointments as needed before patients leave the office, and our nurses ensure patients know what to expect in recovery, including next steps, pain management, and self-care at home.
Patients have access to their electronic medical records (EMRs) through our online portal. Through the EMR, patients can send secure messages to their doctors, view their lab results, and manage other aspects of their healthcare. We also provide language translators as well, including American Sign Language interpreters.