Services You Didn’t Know You Needed
More than Just Diabetes
Sleep Apnea is very common in patients with diabetes. About 15-30% of the US population has sleep apnea. Now if you have diabetes, your risk goes up about 6x. Wow! It is difficult to go to the hospital or sleep labs and get testing. We have made it easier to get testing, please ask our staff on how you can get this done at home without going to the sleep lab.
The way we approach it is to rule out disorders that cause weight gain, then we have medications for weight loss and also have a weight loss program available that includes a dietitian, physical trainer, and a therapist.
Endocrinologists are also the specialists for testosterone. If you have ow sex drive or or symptoms of low testosterone, or are taking testosterone, come see a specialist to see why you have low testosterone and to see if other options are available for you.
Estrogen and Progesterone
Well, endocrinology means hormone and this is our field of expertise as well. Peri-menopause starts in your 40s, so if you are having symptoms, come see us to look at options that may help your symptoms.
Adrenal glands are glands on top of your kidneys that make multiple hormones. Some of them are cortisol which controls your weight andenergy. Another is your flight or fight hormones like adrenaline. The third biggest class of hormones is aldosterone which controls your blood pressure.
Pituitary is the master endocrine gland located in your brain. It is responsible to control all other hormones and considered the master endocrine gland.
When your bones become thin and weak or fracture, it is usually because of a hormonal issue. We are specialists for osteoporosis as well. Come see usto prevent hip and back fractures.
We will now be taking photos of your retina (eyes) in the office, which will be read by an ophthalmologist.
In clinical practice, we are missing so much peripheral. arterial disease (PAD), which is blockages of the arteries in the feet. We will now be doing ankle brachial index (ABI) testing in the clinic for those that are at high risk.
We also do our own biopsies. If you have a nodule or mass in the thyroid that needs to be biopsied, we do them in the office as well. No need to go to the radiology department in the hospital.
Intima Media Thickness (IMT) measures the thickness of the innermost lining of your arteries and it is used as a predictor of vascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes. We do them in the office in Houston and will be doing them at Katy office shortly.
We are working with Perry Health to provide education services from home. Please contact anyone in the office to see if you qualify.
Click here to go to our site on diabetes education.
Ideal Protein with Marcela Carlton
“Like 2 out of 3 Americans I was overweight, and I was on medication. I choose to take a leap of faith and get my body feeling better with Ideal Protein. A year and 52lb later, I accomplished my goal and changed my life. I am here because I decided to take my experience and success as an Ideal Protein dieter, and utilize my background as a former teacher to work as a coach in Dr Patel’s Ideal Protein (or Endo and Pshy) clinic. I am here to provide you with the tools and support necessary to be successful in your Lifestyle Living journey.” – Marcela Carlton
“Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel”- Kevin Trudeau.
We do multiple clinical trials in the office. Please contract our staff to see if you qualify.