What is an Endocrinologist?

What Are A Clinical Endocrinologist's Qualifications?

Endocrinology is the study of the hormone-secreting gland systems.

Hormones are chemicals created in a groups of cells in the body which travel in the blood usually to distant locations to cause different effects on target organs, tissues, or cells. To work correctly, the body needs to produce the correct amount of hormone, the blood needs to properly transport the hormone, and finally the receptor for the hormone needs to function properly.

Diseases of the endocrine system occur when one or more of the endocrine systems in the body are not working well causing a hormone imbalance. These imbalances can be caused by too much hormone, too little hormone, or improper receptor interaction with the hormones produced.

what is an endocrinologist

The board certified endocrinologists at Houston Thyroid and Endocrine are experts in the endocrine glands which include diseases of the thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes, pituitary, parathyroids, and insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Do you really want a Nurse Practioner, physician assistant, or naturopath making your medical decisions? Do you want to see endocrinologists that allow for employment of midlevel providers to "routine" hormone issues? Are you a "routine" case? Our Endocrinologists are medical doctors who have completed rigorous training as follows:

Simply being a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists does not make a physician an endocrinologist unless one has completed the above training.

Additionally Dr. Jogi and Dr. Elhaj have are also licensed by the state of Texas to perform diagnostic and therapeutic dosing of radioactive iodine for thyroid disorders.