hormone health

At Bon Secours Virginia, we want you to be healthy and stay that way. But, we’re here to help when you need us. That’s especially true for patients dealing with gland and hormone diseases, like diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome. In our state-of-the-art facilities, endocrinologists – who specialize in these conditions – can accurately and quickly diagnose and treat them. They also can partner with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Diabetes occurs when the body can’t regulate sugar in the blood. This is a life-long condition that raises the risk for heart disease and other complications, like blindness and amputation. More women are developing this disorder. In part, that’s due to a rise obesity and being overweight. Both enhance the chances of becoming a diabetic. Fortunately, we have extensive experience diagnosing and treating diabetes, including gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy. And, we can teach you the skills – from proper diet to exercise and blood sugar monitoring – that can help you avoid or postpone complications.

We offer diabetes education and support through the Bon Secours Diabetes Treatment Centers. These centers provide educational programs and screening for diabetes, including gestational diabetes.

We also can diagnose and treat polycystic ovarian syndrome. This condition can affect your menstrual cycle, heart, blood vessels, appearance, and your ability to get pregnant.

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones weaken over time. This can lead to fractures, especially of the spine.  We offer varied osteoporosis screening tests, including DEXA scans. Plus, we can provide effective treatments, including increasing bone density through medications, like Fosamax and Forteo, and vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for osteoporosis-related vertebral fractures.

In addition we provide expert diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions. These include overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer.

Endocrine problems can be interrelated. So, we take time to get to know you before acting.  Because effective management is often up to you, we make sure you have the knowledge, tools, confidence and support to live a healthy life.

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We take a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat endocrine disorders, such as diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Douglas A. Johnson, M.D.

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