Our practice specializes in Adult Endocrinology. With over 30 years experience, and multiple years of postgraduate medical training, Dr. Francisco Puentes is dedicated to providing his patients and the community the very best level of medical expertise in the field of endocrinology. Endocrine Specialists of Georgia LLC provides the best medical diagnosis and treatment of endocrinological disorders such as Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes Mellitus, Osteoporosis, Calcium Disorders, Pituitary Disorders, Gynecomastia and Thyroid Carcinoma. Additionally, Dr. Puentes is the premier specialist in the detection and treatment of Testosterone deficiency (Hypogonadism), given his years of training, experience, and practice. Endocrine Specialists of Georgia LLC also performs thyroid ultrasound and biopsy of thyroid nodules to ensure a proper examination and diagnosis.
Endocrinology is a branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones. Many parts of the human body create hormones, the major glands that make up the endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, the ovaries (women), and the testicles (men).
Our endocrine system produces hormones that the body uses for a wide variety of bodily functions that control many different aspects of our lives and development. Respiration, sensory perception, physical movement and our metabolism are some major functions of day-to-day life that we rely on hormones to facilitate. Additionally, our growth, sexual development, and reproduction is also bound to the proper function of our endocrine system.