Endocrinology is the branch of medicine dealing with a complex group of glands and hormones, their receptors, pathways and the endocrine diseases and disorders associated with those hormones. An endocrinologist is a doctor specifically trained to diagnose and treat hormone imbalance, endocrine diseases and endocrine disorders.
The combined Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is staffed by recognized leaders in clinical endocrinology who are affiliated with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The division offers an inpatient consultation service, as well as outpatient consultation and ongoing management of endocrinology disorders.
The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is trusted by local primary care physicians relating to the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases and endocrine disorders for their patients. Through the inpatient and outpatient care facilities, the division provides state-of-the-art therapeutic modalities including:
- Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of the thyroid
- Bone densitometry (osteoporosis testing)
- American Diabetes Association–accredited diabetes education program
- Nutritional counseling services
- State-of-the-art thyroid ultrasonography
As a member of the nation's third-largest non-profit, secular healthcare system, the faculty and endocrinologists have the ability to consult with other specialists as needed. The division’s partnerships give the team the ability to leverage skill, experience and cutting edge equipment, allowing them to best meet the needs of every individual patient.
Yael Tobi Harris, MD
- Chief - Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- Chief - Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
- Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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