to treat patients for a variety of hormonal diseases and disorders. Dr. Galbraith can diagnose and create treatment plans for conditions such as growth disorders, obesity, low testosterone, osteoporosis and various thyroid disorders, among others.
Endocrinology is a field of medicine that studies, diagnoses, treats, and manages the various disorders and diseases of the hormonal system (endocrine system) within the body. The endocrine system is made up of a variety of glands that secrete hormones into the blood. Hormones are responsible for and affect many bodily systems and processes including growth, tissue function, organ function, sensory perception, respiration, metabolism, and reproductive and sexual processes, among other vital processes.
Endocrinologists are trained to study and diagnose malfunctions or disorders of the endocrine system, the most common of which are the various types of diabetes and complications of the thyroid gland. When treating disorders such as these, endocrinologists will often educate patients with regard to their specific condition, suggesting changes in diet and exercise in addition to traditional treatment techniques and procedures.
Endocrinologists are also capable of treating disorders such as infertility, hyper- and hypothyroidism, menopause, adrenal disorders, obesity, rheumatic disorders, osteoporosis and various metabolic disorders. Because the endocrine system plays a key role in many of the vital processes of the body, endocrinologists are often consulted by other specialists and physicians when evaluating or treating patients due to their vast knowledge of the hormonal system and its wide-ranging effects on the health of the patient.
to provide care to adult patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses and diseases, ranging from the very common to the very rare. Dr. Galbraith is also trained in general medicine, and is capable of treating patients for diseases that may have overlapping symptoms or complications.
Internal medicine is a specialized field of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of all types of adult diseases. Due to the fact that there are thousands of different diseases and afflictions that affect adults, internists (physicians who practice internal medicine) often serve as primary care physicians to their patients.
Internists play a crucial role in the diagnosis of disease in adult patients and perform a variety of diagnostic procedures and tests to assist in this process. Internists are trained to perform and analyze blood tests, review family histories, review diagnostic imaging tests, skin tests, biopsies, stress tests and endoscopies, among many other procedures, depending upon the patient’s condition or apparent symptoms.
Doctors of internal medicine are prepared to provide treatment patients with diseases that relate to, or encompass, more than one bodily system. It is this expertise that allows internists to be the “puzzle solvers” of primary care when it comes to making diagnoses; internists are often consulted for their diagnostic capabilities when other primary care physicians are unable to arrive at the correct diagnosis.