Programs and research

Specialty clinics and care

Endocrine and metabolic disorders affect each person differently, but they have one thing in common: They prevent your body from functioning as intended and keep you from feeling your best.

UW Health endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism services work with you to get you the care you need. If you have an endocrine or metabolic disorder, you can rely on our specialty clinics and services to help.

Our services

Our Thyroid Clinic offers streamlined care for people diagnosed with thyroid nodules, or masses. It brings together endocrinologists, pathologists and surgeons. We make it possible for you to see all your providers and get the tests you need in a single visit.

Thyroid Clinic

The goal of this clinic is to prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. The clinic focuses on nutrition, physical activity and social factors that contribute to these health issues. We also address links to medical conditions and medications.

Pituitary tumors develop in a gland found in your brain. Usually these tumors aren’t cancerous. However, they can affect hormone levels and have a big impact on your well-being. Our Pituitary Tumor Clinic focuses on the diagnosis and management of these tumors.

Pituitary Tumor Clinic

Diabetes is a disease that results when your body has trouble making or using insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps sugar from the foods you eat (glucose), enter your cells and provide energy. We manage diabetes with diet, exercise and medication. Through classes, support and online resources, we help you take charge of your health.

Conditions and treatments

Improving how your body works, helping you feel better

Our endocrinologists treat conditions that affect your endocrine glands and the hormones the glands make. These conditions include common diseases such as diabetes and thyroid disease, in addition to rare disorders.

We also treat disorders of metabolism. These deal with the chemical processes that take place in your body to help sustain life. Metabolic conditions can cause you to have too much or too little of the substances you need to be healthy and function well.

You will need a referral from your primary care provider to see one of our specialists.

Your needs, our expertise

Our providers specialize in all types of endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Personalized care

The best treatment for an endocrine or metabolic disorder is the one that’s best for you.

The best treatment for you depends on your condition and needs. We offer a full range of therapies. These include medication, help with lifestyle changes and, in some cases, surgery. Our providers work with you to find the treatment that will be most effective.


The care you need, close to home

Meet our team

A team you can trust

Our team of experts supports your care every step of the way. It includes endocrinologists, nurses, surgeons and pathologists. Registered dietitians, pharmacists, diabetes educators and others also might have key roles. The entire team works closely with you and your primary care provider.

Patient support and services

Helping yourself if you have diabetes

These resources can help you manage your condition.


Throughout the year, we offer classes to help you learn about diabetes and related conditions. Most are open to the public for a small fee.

View our classes

Tools and educational materials

There are many places you can turn to learn more about diabetes and caring for yourself.

Related services

Endocrinology services are also offered through these departments: