Endocrine-related disease and disorders often require life-long maintenance and focus. As a patient, it's important to find a trustworthy physician who is committed to providing the attentive care needed to manage your endocrine related disorder. Our Board-Certified Endocrinologist has years of experience and training and is dedicated to offering quality care here in your own backyard!
As a member of the Medical Staff at Paris Regional Health, Dr. Chira has access to the resources, technology, and network of local healthcare providers all dedicated to delivering the very best care to the Red River Valley and Southeast Oklahoma communities.
Count on us for the care you need close to home.
What is an Endocrinologist?
Endocrinologists are doctors who specialize in glands, hormones, metabolism, and the biochemical processes that make your body work. Diagnosing endocrine related disease often requires thorough laboratory testing.
Why should I see an Endocrinologist?
If you've been diagnosed with a hormone related condition, like diabetes or thyroid disease, your doctor may suggest you see an Endocrinologist. Sometimes patients question why they should seek care from an Endocrinologist, rather than continue to utilize the care of their primary physician. It's important for patients to understand that Endocrinologists are Specialists trained to understand hormonal diseases and the ever-changing approach to treatment. Unlike a primary care physician or family practitioner, an Endocrinologist is best suited to care for more complex endocrine disorders, or cases where conventional treatment does not work. The Endocrinologist will work in coordination with your primary care provider to ensure a collaborative approach is taken to achieve a healthy and quality outcome.
Areas of Endocrinology treatment
- Adrenal Disease
- Hormone Imbalance
- Pituitary Disorders
- Thyroid Disorders
- Weight and Metabolism