Patients who suffer from disorders related to the various hormones of the body need to consult a trained endocrinologist, a physician specialising in diagnosing and treating disorders caused by hormonal imbalances in the body. These include diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism, among many others.
Endocrinologists have basic training in internal medicine as well as specialist training in endocrinology. They are knowledgeable on the many key effects that hormones have on the body’s functions such as metabolism, reproduction, growth and development, as well as nutrient absorption and utilisation, among others.
Patients looking for a highly qualified endocrinologist can go to Southeast Asia’s top countries in terms of medical tourism. Thailand, a developing country now internationally acknowledged for its highly improved medical system, is home to many well-trained endocrinologists with background and experience from abroad. While some of them have their private practices, most can be found working in Thailand’s growing number of Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited and International Standards Organisation (ISO)-certified hospitals.
Bumrungrad International Hospital is a good place to start when looking for an endocrinologist. The internationally acclaimed hospital has several top-notch endocrinologists in its roster of doctors. As the first Asian hospital to get international accreditation, Bumrungrad attracts the finest doctors including endocrinologists from all over the world. Many of these specialists speak fluent English and cater to medical travellers from any country.
Thailand’s Bumrungrad also received special awards for several of its specific disease programmes, including its Diabetes Mellitus Programme. The award certifies that the hospital’s programme meets international standards and follows existing US clinical guidelines. It also attests to the skills and best practices of Thailand’s endocrinologists.
The same quality of specialty care and service can be expected from other Asian countries known for their medical tourism industries, such as Singapore and Malaysia. Together, these three countries make up the region’s fast-growing medical infrastructure.