Your endocrine system is a complex system of hormones that regulates many of your body’s functions. The body’s endocrine system includes the pancreas, the thyroid, parathyroid, pineal, hypothalamus, adrenal and pituitary glands. It also involves many other organs that respond to, modify, or metabolize hormones.
Caregivers on the CMH Endocrinology Clinic team will work with you to address, treat and manage a variety of conditions related to hormones, including endocrine disorders. The Endocrinology Clinic is conveniently located with the Diabetes Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy program offices.
As a patient-centered hospital, we’re committed to providing education and information, and fostering a collaborative environment of care between each patient and his or her caregiver team.
Q: What should I bring to my first appointment? click to open
A: Please bring the following:
Q: What should I expect at my appointment? click to open
A: When you arrive, please check in at the desk. We will ask you for your completed paperwork, insurance card, and co-payment. You will be given a Consent-to-Treat form and we will take your photograph to help ensure proper identification while you are under our care. In some cases, x-ray or lab tests may be required during your appointment, but we’ll let you know that before your appointment. If your appointment results in scheduling a procedure or surgery, your visit may last a little longer than normal.
Q: How will I learn the results of my test? click to open
A: Normal results may be sent by mail. We will call you to talk about any concerning test results, or to schedule a follow-up appointment. All results are provided after our caregivers receive the final report, which may take a week or more for some tests. If you’ve not heard from us within seven (7) days, please call the office at 503-338-4531. Please note that results can be given directly to the patient or authorized representative only. If you would like to authorize anyone other than yourself to have access to your medical information, ask us for a release of information authorization form.
Q: What happens if I need surgery? click to open
A: If surgery is advised, your provider will talk with you about what choices you have. If you decide to have the surgery, you and your provider will talk about what the surgery involves, schedule a date for the surgery, and order any other tests needed.
Q: How do I get my prescription refilled? click to open
A: If you need a refill of your medication, please call your pharmacy and ask them to submit a refill request. Please allow three (3) business days for all refill requests, and see your provider on schedule so that we can monitor your health and keep your prescriptions up to date and refilled as needed.
Q: Do I need to have lab tests or imaging done before my appointment? click to open
A: New patients do not need to have lab tests or imaging done prior to their appointment. The doctor will order any lab tests or imaging needed for established patients.
Q: Do you provide treatment to children? click to open
A: No, the CMH Endocrinology Clinic only treats patients 18 and older.
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