An endocrinologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the field of endocrinology, which is the study of hormones and the glands that produce them. Endocrinologists diagnose and treat conditions related to the endocrine system, which includes the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, as well as the pancreas and ovaries/testes. They also treat conditions related to metabolism, such as diabetes.
Some of the specific responsibilities of an endocrinologist include:
Endocrinologists often work in hospitals, clinics, or private practice, and may also conduct research in the field of endocrinology.
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