Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a primary care doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Radiation Oncology at Mercy, led by esteemed radiation oncologist Dr. Maria Jacobs, offers cancer patients access to state-of-the-art radiation therapies in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy is known throughout the Baltimore region for physician expertise in diagnosing and treating thyroid disorders, including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Mercy’s expert doctors specialize in all types of thyroid disease, working with patients to determine the best treatment options for their symptoms.
Hyperthyroidism, also referred to as overactive thyroid, occurs when the thyroid produces too much hormone. Excessive hormone from the thyroid can result in an increase in the body’s metabolic rate. Hyperthyroidism can lead to osteoporosis as well as heart, eye and skin conditions. It is important to see an endocrinology specialist when symptoms of hyperthyroidism occur.
Hyperthyroid symptoms can be similar to the symptoms of various other health conditions and may include:
To diagnose hyperthyroidism, endocrinologists will review your medical history and conduct a physical exam. The endocrinologist also may conduct a blood test to measure the amount of hormones the thyroid is producing. A radioactive iodine uptake test and a thyroid scan may be conducted to help determine the reason for the overactive thyroid.
The goal of hyperthyroidism treatment is to control the overactive thyroid by slowing down the production of the thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism treatment options include:
Most patients who are diagnosed with overactive thyroid respond well to treatment for their hyperthyroidism.
The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by some of the Mid-Atlantic’s top rated endocrinologists focusing on endocrine conditions, including osteoporosis, bone density, Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes, high blood glucose, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and neuroendocrine tumors. Our experts offer advanced treatment options, such as DEXA scanning, continuous glucose monitoring, nuclear isotope therapy, thyroid fine-needle aspiration and ultrasound guided biopsies.
Dr. William Valente specializes in and treats endocrine disorders, thyroid problems and metabolism disorders.
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