Endocrinology is a complex medical field that specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the body's numerous glands that keep our bodies running as smoothly as possible. When diseases or adverse medical conditions arise or when the body fails to act as it should under normal conditions, an endocrinologist can help. The Diabetes and Endocrine Center at Frisbie Memorial Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting our endocrine glands and tissues that secrete them. Our board-certified endocrinologist is specially-trained to treat these hormone imbalances, including diabetes thyroid diseases, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, high blood pressure and thyroid cancer.
Why do people with diabetes see an endocrinologist?
Diabetes is a disease that affects the pancreas, the large gland that produces a hormone called insulin. In type 1 diabetes, the insulin producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed. In type 2 diabetes, insulin is still produced but the body becomes resistant to its function. An endocrinologist helps patients to better manage and treat the disease by prescribing the newest medications and providing education regarding proper diet. We also help patients keep a close watch on their blood glucose levels. To learn more about our diabetes program, visit our Diabetes Services page.
Physician referrals are required. Talk to your provider about a referral to the Diabetes and Endocrine Center.
The Diabetes & Endocrine Center Endocrinologist:
Matthew Kamil, MD
|Dr. Matthew Kamil received his medical degree from The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, with postdoctoral training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kamil is board-certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Internal Medicine.||