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Dr. Mary Harris is a regionally recognized gastroenterologist and Medical Co-Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.
Mercy's team of top surgeons are known for their expertise in correcting ankle deformities caused by unsuccessful ankle fracture treatments.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center offers physician expertise with a dedication to advanced treatments for shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions.
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.
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Endocrinologists at The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy in Baltimore are among the best in the Mid-Atlantic region at diagnosing and treating thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Our experienced physicians work with patients to care for their individual needs and symptoms.
Hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid, occurs when the thyroid does not produce enough hormones. Being deficient in certain thyroid hormones upsets the body’s metabolism. Since hypothyroidism can cause obesity, joint pain and heart disease, among other conditions, an endocrinologist specializing in deficient levels of thyroid hormones should be consulted when symptoms of a thyroid disorder occur.
Hypothyroidism symptoms often develop slowly and can vary depending on how deficient the thyroid is in producing hormones. Symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:
Endocrinologists diagnose hypothyroidism by conducting blood tests to measure the hormone levels produced by the thyroid. The amount of thyroid stimulating hormone being produced determines the diagnosis of hypothyroidism.
Thyroid hormone medication is the standard treatment for hypothyroidism. This medication helps to restore the deficient hormone levels that cause an underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism treatment often is a life-long process. Endocrinologists need to monitor the doses of the thyroid medication since the medication may need adjustment periodically to provide the best results for maintaining appropriate thyroid hormone levels.
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. Babette Glister is a Board Certified endocrinologist specializing in thyroid, adrenal and pituitary disorders.
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