Welcome to Access Endocrine Diabetes & Thyroid Center
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Welcome to Access Endocrine, Diabetes and Thyroid Clinic, which was established in 1981 to serve the Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Thyroid and Metabolism health needs of Oklahomans. Along with your referring physician, we will do all we can to provide you the very best of care now and in the future. As you read this website, you will see that it answers a number of questions, including in the 'Patient Center' and 'Services' tabs at the top of this page. Please do not hesitate to ask the doctor or any of our office personnel any questions you may have. We hope to make your visit both pleasant and beneficial to your health.
Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in your pituitary gland. Some pituitary tumors result in too many of the hormones that regulate important functions of your body. Some pituitary tumors can cause your pituitary gland to produce lower levels of hormones
We treat pituitary tumors, Acromegaly, Adult somatropic hormone Deficiency, Hypopituitarism and Cushing Disease.
Hyperparathyroidism is from overactive parathyroid and can be caused by an enlarged gland or as the result of another disease. Often symptoms take a long time to develop. When they do occur, they include fragile bones, kidney stones, and excessive urination. Hypoparathyroidism is when your body secretes abnormally low levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) which upsets the balance of calcium and phosphorus.
Thyroid disease is a common problem that can cause symptoms because of over- or under-function of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is an essential organ for producing thyroid hormones, which maintain are body metabolism. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck below the Adam's apple.
Addison's Disease, Cushing's Syndrome, Adrenal Tumors and Pheochromocytoma. With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones. In Cushing's syndrome, there's too much cortisol, while with Addison's disease, there is too little. Some people are born unable to make enough cortisol.
Inherited metabolic disorders are genetic conditions that result in metabolism problems. Most people with inherited metabolic disorders have a defective gene that results in an enzyme deficiency. There are hundreds of different genetic metabolic disorders, and their symptoms, treatments, and prognoses vary widely. Such disorders can lead to Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Osteoporosis.
Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It's also your brain's main source of fuel. The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But, no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems.
Male Hormone Disorders
The most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men are often disregarded until they impact quality of life so severely that treatment is aggressively sought out. Some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance in men include Fatigue, Insomnia, Weight Gain, Brain Fog, Decrease Sexual Performance, Inability to Maintain Muscle Mass, Depression, Anxiety, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Osteoporosis.
Female Hormone Disorders
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances in women include Infertility and irregular periods, Weight gain or weight loss (that’s unexplained and not due to intentional changes in your diet), Depression and anxiety, Fatigue, Insomnia, Low libido, Changes in appetite, Digestive issues, Hair loss and hair thinning.
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Please see the services tab at the top of this page or visit our patient center for more information on endocrinology .
Our services include clinical evaluation by relevant history and physical examination, laboratory testing, ultrasound thyroid, DEXA Bone Densitometry, Autonomic Neuropathy testing in addition to Vascular testing for Peripheral Vascular Disease. We are equipped with an onsite laboratory capable of performing Thyroid Sonography (Ultrasound), DEXA Bone Densitometry, Sudoscans for Autonomic Neuropathy, Ultrasound-guided FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration) Biopsy of Thyroid Nodules, and Doppler study for Peripheral Arterial Disease.
Endocrinology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the ductless glands which often affect other parts of the body due to hormonal imbalance. The overall goal of treatment is to restore the patient's normal balance of hormones. Some of the more common conditions treated by endocrinologists include pituitary tumors, hypopituitarism, acromegaly, prolactinoma, diabetes, metabolic disorders like obesity and metabolic syndrome, lack of growth, osteoporosis, thyroid diseases, hyperparathyroidism and hypoparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, over- or under-production of hormones, cholesterol disorders, hypertension, infertility and menopause. Addison's Disease and Cushing's Syndrome are also evaluated and managed. Adult somatropic hormone deficiency is evaluated and treated.
The following symptoms of diabetes are typical. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed. Common symptoms of diabetes are urinating often, feeling very thirsty, feeling very hungry - even though you are eating, extreme fatigue, blurry vision, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, weight loss - even though you are eating more (type 1), tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2). Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the complications of diabetes.
Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, Grave's disease and thyroid cancer are diagnosed and treated.
Weight loss can produce significant health benefits such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood sugars. Modest weight loss can decrease risk factors for chronic diseases related to obesity. In addition to improving your health, maintaining weight loss is likely to improve your life in other ways. A National Weight Control Registry study found that those who had maintained weight loss reported improvements in not only their physical health, but also their energy levels, physical mobility, general mood, and self-confidence.
"I have been going here for almost 4 years and this is one of the smartest doctors I have ever been to. He is always makeing sure that all of my issues are covered and has done everything that he has said he was going to do. He listens to me and is very compassionate. The only thing I can say negative is sometimes I have to wait a few minutes past my appointment time to be seen but the wait is worth it."
We accept many different kinds of insurance plans
Our office accepts several insurance carriers for your benefit. We are happy to file claims on your behalf and we can help you understand your benefits and coverage.
"I would recommend Dr Gude to anyone needing an endocrinologist. I have been seeing Dr Gude and his staff for 4 years. I am so thankful I found Dr Gude. I had been so sick for many years with no one able to tell me what was wrong. Dr Gude didn't stop until he found the problem. I love his staff just as much as I love him. Everyone at his office is always so nice and friendly and willing to help. So if you want a Dr that listens and really cares and even has an office staff that are just as nice and cares this is the place to go."
Two Convenient Locations in Oklahoma City
Our offices are conveniently located in the north and south of Oklahoma City. Our hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30am to 5pm. Mondays and Wednesdays, we are available at the north location and the other days of the week, we are available in the south office. We'll make every effort to accomodate your schedule when you call our friendly staff.
Bone densitometry is a test like an X-ray that quickly and accurately measures the density of bone. It is used primarily to detect osteopenia or osteoporosis, diseases in which the bone's mineral and density are low and the risk of fractures is increased. Radiation hazard is very minimal with approximately 1/10th of the radiation associated with a chest x-ray. [Find Out More]