Endocrinology focuses primarily on the endocrine organs – those organs whose primary function is hormone secretion – the pancreas, the thyroid, parathyroid, pineal, hypothalamus, adrenal and pituitary glands, and the ovaries and testes. The Endocrinologists at Mount Sinai Medical Center specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of disorders of the endocrine system, such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism and others. Since most endocrine disorders are chronic diseases that need life-long care, endocrinologists care for the person as well as the disease. Understanding the patient at the social and personal level as well as the molecular is critical in improving and maintaining a patient’s health.