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NYM Opens the Institute for Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders

May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

NYM Opens the Institute for Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders



To provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services for a broad range of endocrine disorders, New York Methodist Hospital recently established the Institute for Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders. Endocrinology is the study of the hormone-producing glands that control basic function such metabolism, growth and sexual development. These glands must produce the right amount of hormones; if too much or too little is produced, various disorders such as diabetes or hyperthyroidism may result.

The Institute''s panel of physician specialists includes a team of endocrinologists, otolaryngologists, general surgeons, head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons, obstetricians, infertility specialists, radiation oncologists and radiologists, as well as many other healthcare professionals such as nutritionists and health educators. The Institutes multidisciplinary approach enables it to offer patients a variety of services aimed at treating a variety of endocrine disorders, said Farida Khan, M.D., vice chairman of medicine and chief of endocrinology at New York Methodist Hospital. The support system within the Institute allows for quick and thorough communication and easy transition between physicians, she said.


The Institute offers the following programs and services:

- Diabetes Education and Resource Center

- Pediatric Endocrinology Program

- Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders Program

- Reproductive Endocrinology Program

- Menopause and Osteoporosis Program

- Pituitary Disease Program

- Obesity Management and the Surgical Weight Reduction Program

Physicians and other health professionals affiliated with the Institute are also available to speak on a variety of topics related to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Many people do not know about the numerous treatment options available for disorders like diabetes, said Sabita Moktan, M.D., medical director of the Diabetes Education and Resource Center at New York Methodist Hospital. Education about the disease process and lifestyle modification empowers patients to play a major role in their own treatments, she said. In addition to lectures, informational materials, support groups and screening programs are available. For community support services, call the Hospital''s Department of Public Affairs at 718-780-5367.

Referrals to the specialists and programs available at New York Methodist Hospital can be made through an individual''s primary care physician or can be requested directly through the Institute''s referral service. For a referral to a physician affiliated with the Institute for Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders, please call (toll free) 866-4-GLAND-2 or 866-445-5263.



Farida Khan, M.D., vice chairman of medicine and chief of endocrinology at New York Methodist Hospital, discusses a medical case with Sabita Moktan, M.D., medical director of the Diabetes Education and Resource Center at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Khan and Dr. Moktan are two of many specialists associated with the Institute for Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders at the Hospital.