What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine that
focuses on disorders of various glands and hormones.
Such clinical problems include diabetes and disorders of
the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands. Testosterone
deficiency and osteoporosis are also common problems
treated by an Endocrinologist.
What are the goals of the clinic?
The Washington Endocrine Clinic's primary goal is to provide
consultative subspecialty medical care for adults to create a
complete endocrinology health care solution.
The clinic's philosophy is that optimal health and performance
can be attained through the proper balance of medical
treatment, preventive care and education. Education is an
important element in maintaining a good understanding of
what disorders a patient has, how they happen, and how
we can treat them.
Common health conditions we treat
The endocrinologists treat a wide range of endocrine conditions.
The Clinic also offers:
- Thyroid Fine Needle Aspirations
- LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood)
Parathyroid and calcium disorders
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Men with low testosterone often experience a wide variety of symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, mood swings, depression, anxiety, low libido and sexual dysfunction. Each patient's case is unique an different, and Dr. West will use a personalized medicine approach toward optimizing mens' health using the full armamentarium and different types of testosterone and/or testosterone-enhancing modalities. Testosterone can be given as topical gels, injections and long-lasting biodegradable pellets.
Dr. West has built a significant and unique experience in Washington, D.C. working with patients who are transgender by using medically appropriate hormone therapy. He has patients throughout the U.S. that come to him for this specialized type of care.
Adrenal gland disorders