Endocrinology is a sub-specialization in Adult Medicine, this entails:
- 3 years of Internal Medicine Specialty Residency Training
- 2 years of Endocrinology Fellowship Training
Fellowship training involves clinical (out-patients, in-patients and critical care patients) and research training. Upon completion of fellowship, satisfactory marks on a written and an oral board examination are required to be conferred the status of “Diplomate” in Endocrinology.
Unusual diseases of the adrenal/pituitary/parathyroid glands, metabolic bone diseases such as post-menopausal osteoporosis and complicated cases of thyroid disorders and diabetes are best handled by an Endocrinologist.
Check out http://endo-society.org.ph/find-an-endocrinologist/ to find an Endocrinologist near you. 🙂