Experienced endocrinologists in Nashville, Tennessee
At TriStar Medical Group, our endocrinologists treat a variety of endocrine disorders and dysfunctions with a compassionate touch in Nashville, Tennessee. Our endocrine specialists diagnose hormonal imbalances and restore balance to the endocrine system, ultimately improving the body's functionality.
To schedule an appointment with an endocrinologist, call us at (800) 242-5662.
What does the endocrine system do?
The endocrine system is comprised of glands that produce hormones that control different functions of the body, such as growth, development, metabolism, reproduction and fertility.
The endocrine system is made up of:
- Adrenal glands
- Pineal glands
- Pituitary glands
Endocrine disorders we treat
Our highly skilled endocrine specialists work together to diagnose endocrine disorders and create individualized and effective treatment plans for our patients. Some of the endocrine disorders we treat include:
A metabolic disease is a disorder that affects the chemical reactions that take place in the body to convert or use energy. There are several different kinds of metabolic diseases, and they can be genetic and/or caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices. If a patient has a severe metabolic disorder or multiple metabolic disorders, they may be at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
We offer a wide range of treatments, including nutrition counseling, education, therapy and medication. Two common metabolic diseases we treat are diabetes and thyroid disorders.
Diabetes is a condition that affects the body's ability to produce or use insulin, which is a hormone that converts blood sugar (glucose) into energy. If left untreated, this disease can lead to severe conditions, such as blindness, circulatory problems, heart disease, kidney failure and pregnancy complications. Our endocrinologists work with primary care doctors and nutrition services providers to create individualized diabetes treatment plans.
The thyroid gland influences metabolic processes in the body and thyroid conditions can range from mild to severe. We offer treatments for a range of thyroid disorders, including:
- Hyperparathyroidism—A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too many thyroid hormones
- Hypothyroidism—A condition in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormones
- Thyroid eye disease (TED)—An autoimmune disease in which immune cells attack the thyroid gland
The adrenal glands are located above the body's kidneys and are responsible for producing essential hormones, including cortisol and aldosterone. We diagnose and treat conditions in which adrenal glands produce too many or too few hormones, such as Cushing syndrome and Addison's disease.
Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the gonads, which produce testosterone in men, do not function properly. Testosterone plays a key role in masculine growth and development during puberty and in sperm production. This condition can be congenital or caused by an infection or injury. One effective treatment we offer for this condition is hormone replacement therapy.
Pituitary disorders and tumors
The pituitary gland is a tiny, pea-sized organ found at the base of the brain. As the "master control gland" of the body, it makes and stores hormones and simulates other glands to produce hormones.
With pituitary disorders, too many or too few hormones are produced. These conditions can be caused by injuries but are most commonly caused by pituitary tumors. We offer a range of treatments, including tumor removal, hormone replacement therapy and medication.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is a disorder in which a woman's ovaries are enlarged and small cysts form on their outer edges. This disorder may be genetic or caused by environmental factors. Left untreated, it could lead to obesity, heart disease and infertility. We offer a range of treatments for PCOS, including medications and therapies.