What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, function, and disorders of the endocrine glands. 

Types of glands include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, and adrenal glands.

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The Endocrine System and How it Affects You …

The endocrine system helps your body properly function by communicating and coordinating vital processes via hormones. Hormones are produced and released by specific glands and are delivered through the bloodstream.

Important glands in your endocrine system include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, and adrenal glands. Other important glands that contain endocrine tissue and secrete hormones are the pancreas, ovaries, and testes.

The hypothalamus is the control sensor that send messages to the pituitary gland instructing it as to hormone levels. The peanut-sized pituitary gland, in turn, acts as a ‘master’ gland by secreting hormones that control other glands.



A chemical produced by an endocrine gland and released into the blood. It travels to other organs of the body where it produces its effect.


A region of the brain, between the thalamus and the midbrain, that functions as the main control center for the autonomic nervous system by regulating sleep cycles, body temperature, appetite, etc., and that acts as an endocrine gland by producing hormones, including the releasing factors that control the hormonal secretions of the pituitary gland.


Symptoms of increased metabolism due to excess thyroid hormone in the blood. It may be due to an abnormal thyroid gland or from taking thyroid medication.



Symptoms of decreased metabolism due to a deficiency of thyroid hormone in the blood.



A large gland behind the stomach which secretes digestive enzymes into the duodenum. Embedded in the pancreas are the islets of Langerhans, which secrete into the blood the hormones insulin and glucagon.


Parathyroid Glands

Four small glands located in the neck, near the thyroid gland. They produce parathormone which controls calcium metabolism. 


Pituitary Gland

A small gland the size of a peanut that is located behind the eyes of the base of the brain. It secretes hormones that control other glands (thyroid, adrenal, testicles and ovaries) as well as growth. 



A large ductless gland in the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism.


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If you are considering Sol Endocrinology for your consultation, there are two ways to determine if the practice is a good fit for your needs. Dr. Roe is available for non-medical “meet and greet” sessions either by telemedicine or in person.

If you would like a detailed medical evaluation, a 1-month introductory consultation membership is available. This period includes a comprehensive in-person history and physical, physician review of all prior medical records, laboratory testing in your home or workplace, and follow-up visit(s) to lay out a treatment plan with specific recommendations.

After that month, you are free to return to your primary care provider or select a 6- or 12-month membership and continue your care with Dr. Roe. Dr. Roe will provide all testing and evaluation information back to your primary care provider.