Endocrinology

 
Endocrinologists diagnose and treat disorders of the endocrine system, which includes thyroid disease, hormone imbalances, diabetes, metabolism disorders, hypertension, cholesterol issues, and endocrine cancer.
 
Board-certified endocrinologists Drs. Thomas W. Oates and Khanh T. Pham offer comprehensive treatments for these and other disorders and have offices at our Main Clinic location. One of their major areas of expertise is in the treatment of diabetes, a group of diseases that is thought to afflict over 20 million people in the U.S. alone.
 
Diabetes is caused by a shortage or resistance to insulin, a hormone that is produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar levels. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, the ill effects of diabetes may include fatigue, vision loss, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, stroke and more.

Considering the complex and far-reaching implications of diabetes, our team works closely with the patient to properly manage the disease, working with them to prescribe regimens for medication, diet and exercise. Foot care is also an important factor in diabetes treatment, as diabetes makes the feet vulnerable to infection.
 
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Click here to view our Diabetes Education page.

Locations

Watson Clinic Main
1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805

Watson Clinic Bartow
2250 Osprey Blvd. Suite 100
Bartow, FL 33830

Please call 863-680-7190 for additional information.