Serving Frederick County Residents with Excellence Since 1902, Frederick Health Endocrine & Thyroid offers exceptional care to the Frederick community and surrounding areas. We realize there are many options in healthcare and we welcome the opportunity to be an important part of your medical care.

Our team at Frederick Health is devoted to providing the residents of our community with the best possible medical care. You don’t have to travel far out of the area for superior care. Learn more about out endocrinology department below.

What Is Endocrinology?

The endocrine system controls the body’s hormones. It consists of a set of glands that both store and produce hormones. The endocrine system affects metabolism, sensory perception, sexual development, movement, growth, respiration, and more. When hormones are not produced in the proper amount, this can cause a number of different disorders and conditions. The three categories of endocrine diseases are tumors, gland hyposecretion, and gland hypersecretion. Endocrinologists are medical professionals who specialize in the treatment of these disorders.

Treatment for Endocrine Disorders

At Frederick Health, we provide care for patients experiencing conditions related to the endocrine system. Our experienced endocrinologists and dedicated, highly-trained support staff members are here to provide the necessary care. We emphasize compassionate and supportive care marked by cutting-edge technology.

Endocrine disorders include diseases and disorders that affect the pituitary, ovaries, testes, pancreas, thyroid, and adrenals, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism / hypothyroidism
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Growth hormone disorders including gigantism or acromegaly
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) I and II
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hypopituitarism

A Special Message from Eric Carnell, MD

Our endocrinologists are highly experienced and equipped. Studying to be an endocrinologist requires a decade of training, at minimum. Our doctors understand how to provide you with the care you need. We providing testing, diagnosis, and treatment services for disorders that affect the endocrine system.

Frederick Health Diabetes & Nutrition Center

Frederick Health - Crestwood
7211 Bank Court
Suite 240
Frederick, Maryland 21703

Phone 240-215-1474
Fax 240-215-1473
TDD 240-566-3700

Diabetes Patients

Do you have diabetes?
If you have diabetes, our staff will evaluate, educate and support you. The Frederick Health Diabetes & Nutrition Center offers a 10-hour education program that includes:

  • An initial consult to evaluate and teach you how to better control your diabetes. You will also learn carbohydrate counting and blood sugar testing if needed.
  • Your second visit will be with a Dietitian who will help with meal planning and weight management.
  • Next you will enroll in our diabetes classes. These comprehensive classes will help you understand the different aspects of diabetes and teach you how to take control.
  • Individual diabetes education is available.

For patients with pre-diabetes, a one-on-one consult with a Dietitian will help you understand carbohydrate counting and meal planning. The purpose of this consult is to reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Insurance coverage varies and cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your insurance company regarding your benefits.

Gestational Diabetes
Our staff will assist you with diabetes during your pregnancy. You will have a consult with our specialists for carbohydrate counting and meal planning. It is important during your pregnancy to keep your blood sugar under control, and we are here to help you.


Frederick Health Diabetes & Nutrition Center accepts most insurances. As a new patient coming into our program be sure to have a Physician Order Form from your referring doctor. We ask that you call ahead to your insurance company to make sure you understand your benefits for diabetes education and nutritional counseling.

What to Bring to Your Initial Consult

  • Your glucose meter and readings
  • Physician order form / referral / insurance cards
  • Your recent blood work results
  • List of your medications

Meet Our Team

Heather Boyd, RDN, CSOWM, CDE discusses the priority of patient care/education to patients of Frederick Health.