The endocrine system is made up of the pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, pineal gland, hypothalamus, adrenal and pituitary glands, ovaries, testes, and any other organs that recognize, respond to or metabolize hormones. These organs located throughout your body create and release hormones, which regulate various bodily functions including metabolism, blood pressure, growth and development, emotions, mood, sexual function, and even sleep. When your endocrine system isn’t functioning as it should, any one or more of these processes could be interrupted.
Millinocket Regional Hospital partners with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bangor to bring endocrinology to you right here, at home. Our endocrinologist, Poonam Khadka, MD, MPH, is on-site every other month to provide the best care to our patients in need of her services.
Endocrinology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and care of diseases related to the endocrine glands, hormones, and metabolism. Diseases often associated with endocrinology include type 1 and type 2 diabetes; disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands; and metabolic disorders.
Dr. Khadka most frequently sees patients with the following endocrine issues:
- Thyroid issues
- Underactive testosterone
Schedule an Appointment
If you would like to learn more about our Endocrinology services, please contact our office at (207) 723-3318 or (207) 723-3397. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!
Appointments are accepted by referral. Please talk to your Primary Care Provider if you think you could benefit from endocrinology services.
Millinocket Surgical Associates
165 Poplar Street, Suite 1
Millinocket, ME 04462
Greg Marter, Physician Practice Manager