Suffering from diabetes is painful, and patients need physicians who will help them manage their disorder in an empathic manner. The endocrinology providers at Memorial Healthcare take the same compassionate approach as other providers at the hospital, treating them like family to build lasting relationships. Patients throughout the state of Michigan rely on Memorial Healthcare for trustworthy diabetes services.
What Is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is a medical field that deals with the system that controls hormones. Hormones facilitate communication between parts of the body and are fundamental to physical functions, such as metabolism and sleeping patterns.
The endocrine system is made up of various organs and glands that help with specific bodily tasks. For instance, the pancreas is the primary organ involved with diabetes. It rests inside the abdomen and features areas called the islets of Langerhans that contain hormone-producing cells. These cells ensure the body has enough energy to survive and produce enzymes to assist digestive efforts. In patients with diabetes, the pancreas struggles to do these jobs.
The endocrinologist is the physician who treats and diagnoses disorders of the endocrine system. The field of endocrinology comprises multiple human functions, and some endocrinologists focus on a specific area of care, such as:
- Diabetes and metabolism
- Thyroid disease
- Reproductive issues
- Gender affirmation
- Nuclear medicine
Endocrinology Services at Memorial Healthcare
The main goal of the Diabetes and Endocrinology department is to restore the natural balance of hormones in the patient’s body. The team of physicians accomplishes this objective by treating the following conditions and similar problems:
- Adrenal disorders
- Thyroid problems
- Pituitary issues
- Heart trouble (blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides)
- Weight and metabolism
- Bone issues (osteoporosis)
- Pediatric endocrine problems (challenges with puberty and growth)
- Women’s health (menstrual struggles, menopause)
- Men’s health (testosterone levels)
- Infertility in men and women
About the Providers
The endocrinology providers at Memorial Healthcare have the necessary expertise to diagnose and treat various disorders associated with the endocrine system. To serve a larger group of patients, both accept insurance plans from most companies. Patients may obtain diabetes and endocrinology services from one of two employed providers, including:
Mohammad Daoud, MD
Dr. Daoud started in the Diabetes and Endocrinology department in 2016. He completed a fellowship in Endocrinology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and holds board certification in endocrinology, metabolism, and internal medicine. He specializes in diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances, as well as other problems with the endocrine system. Dr. Daoud also provides nutrition and community wellness services.
Stacey Carr, DNP, NP-C
Stacey Carr is a certified nursing practitioner and has a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She delivers diabetes and endocrine care with Dr. Daoud and has experience with community wellness and nutrition.
Outpatient Nutrition Counseling
Another wellness program at Memorial Healthcare is Outpatient Nutrition Counseling, intended for people with medical conditions who can benefit from meal planning services and assistance in making other lifestyle changes. It empowers patients to make better choices with their diet and supplies them with techniques for controlling their nutrition. A registered dietician provides personalized counseling, taking into account each individual’s dietary and medical needs and desires.
Outpatient Nutrition Counseling is designed for patients, their families, caregivers, and other people providing support for their health. It aids those battling with numerous aspects of health, including but not limited to:
- Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity)
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Kidney disease