About Denver Endocrinology
At Denver Endocrinology, our doctors care for patients with a wide variety of endocrine conditions. Our specialty-trained doctors diagnose endocrine diseases, hormone disorders and gland-related illnesses. Above all else, we aim to educate our patients on their condition and empower them to receive the best treatment possible.
We also offer continuous glucose monitoring and have a close relationship with the diabetes educators at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center (PSL). Advanced radiology services are handled by P/SL. If a surgical procedure is indicated, our endocrine specialists involve consultants specializing in your disorder.
For more information about our services or to speak with a staff member, call us at (303) 228-1240.
Endocrine center in Denver
Endocrinologists are specialty-trained doctors who diagnose and treat hormone and gland-related illnesses. You may be referred to see us if you have any of the following endocrine system disorders:
- Calcium or bone disorders
- Cancer involving an endocrine gland
- Lipid (cholesterol) disorders
- Metabolic disorders
- Overproduction or underproduction of hormones
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Thyroid disease
If you feel you have a problem related to your endocrine (hormone) system, you should discuss this with your primary care physician to determine if a referral to a specialist would be beneficial.
Evaluation services and treatments we offer
Your endocrine treatment plan depends on your condition and the results of diagnostic exams. Procedures we may perform but are not limited to include:
- Blood and urine tests (in-office)
- Diabetes management and treatment
- Hormone therapy
- Thyroid biopsies (in-office)
Diabetes is diagnosed when a patient is found to have abnormally high blood sugar.
The type of treatment depends on whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and how high your blood sugars are. Some patients are given insulin shots immediately while others are started on oral medications In some cases, your doctor may just recommend a change in diet and exercise.
Importance of glucose (blood sugar) monitoring
Glucose (blood-sugar meter) is good for testing blood sugars throughout the day, but it only tells you what your level is at that moment.
A HgA1C is a test that your endocrinologist checks every 3 to 6 months. It is a finger-stick blood test that gives an average blood sugar reading based on the last 3 months.
The American Diabetes Association recommends patients with diabetes patient maintain a HgA1C level of 7% (170 mg/dL) or less in order to prevent diabetes-related complications. A HgA1C in a person without diabetes is about 5% ( 120 mg/dL).
Getting to our location
We are located between City Park and downtown Denver in Professional Plaza West, across from Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center (PSL). We're open Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm and our address is:
1601 E. 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
From P/SL's main entrance:
- Walk across the drive-up to Professional Plaza West
- Take the elevators to the 4th floor
- You will see a Walgreens when you exit the elevators on the 4th floor
- Go to the right of the Walgreens and our office is at the end of the first hallway.
From the underground parking garage:
- Take the elevators marked for the Professional Plaza, not for the Main Hospital
- Take the elevators to the 4th floor You will see a Walgreens when you exit the elevators on the 4th floor
- Go to the right of the Walgreens and our office is at the end of the first hallway
There is free valet parking at P/SL's main entrance. Guests are welcome to self-park in the P/SL garage at anytime.