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
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
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:
- 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)
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
Frederick, Maryland 21703
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
- 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.
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.