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What does an endocrinologist do?

Endocrinologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat diseases that affect your glands, which are part of the endocrine system and secrete hormones. The major endocrine glands include the thyroid, as well as the pituitary gland and glands located in the pancreas, ovaries and testes. Endocrinologists know how to treat conditions that are often complex and involve multiple systems within your body.

Who should see an endocrinologist?

Arun K. Movva, M.D., Cedar Rapids' first physician specializing in Endocrinology, treats patients with the following conditions:

  • Uncontrolled diabetes Type 1
  • Uncontrolled diabetes Type 2
  • Uncontrolled diabetes gestational
  • Thyroid conditions (including nodule biopsies)
  • Parathyroid diseases
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Pituitary diseases
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Osteoporosis (bone loss)
  • Hypogonadism (low testosterone)
  • Polycycstic ovary disease
  • Other endocrine disorders

To make an appointment

To make an appointment, please call your primary care physician for a consultation. Please call MercyCare Endocrinology or the MercyCare Diabetes Center at (319) 398-6711 if you have questions.


MercyCare Endocrinology and the MercyCare Diabetes Center are located at the Mercy Health Plaza (North Entrance), 5264 Council Street NE in Cedar Rapids.