Endocrinology

Our endocrinology physicians provide comprehensive services for adults with endocrine disorders, helping them successfully manage their condition through lifestyle choices, medication and continuous monitoring. They frequently refer patients to the NSMC Diabetes Management Program.
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Bone Density Testing


Some men and women should be tested for bone density loss (osteoporosis). Women can lose up to 20% of their bone mass in the first five to seven years after menopause, while men often develop osteoporosis later in life because they tend to be bigger in size with more bone mass.

Learn what to expect during a bone mineral density exam.

Age, genetics and nutrition, along with exercise habits, smoking, medications, and medical conditions all play a role in an individual’s rate of bone growth or loss. Because osteoporosis is often not accompanied by any symptoms, some patients are not aware they have osteoporosis until they break a bone

Endocrinological Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal gland disorders
  • Calcium disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Female hormonal disorders
  • Graves' disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid disorder

Endocrine Hospitalist

Patients admitted to Salem hospital with an endocrine disorder are overseen by Lydie Pani,MD, who fills a special role as an endocrine hospitalist. She manages patients while they are in the hospital, collaborating with their endocrinologist and primary care physician.