Missoula Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition Center Services
The Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Providence St. Patrick Hospital is one of only a few destinations in Western Montana that serve as a one-stop shop for comprehensive, patient-centered, team-based care for those affected by diabetes, metabolic disorders and endocrine disorders.
We accept appointments for a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:
- Thyroid disorders
- Parathyroid disorders
- Hormonal regulation
- Obesity/weight loss
- Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Transgender medicine
- Nutritional disorders
Additionally, we offer the following services:
- Insulin pump therapy
- Continuous glucose monitoring
- Medical nutrition therapy (group or individual)
- Diabetes self-management education (group or individual)
- Comprehensive weight loss program
- Diabetes prevention program
- Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirations (FNA) of thyroid nodules
- Prescription produce
- Diabetes support group
- Nutrition support group
Frequently Asked Questions
What is insulin pump therapy?
An insulin pump is a small device about the size of a small cell phone that is worn externally and can be discreetly clipped to your belt, slipped into a pocket or hidden under your clothes. It delivers precise doses of rapid-acting insulin to closely match your body’s needs.
What is continuous glucose monitoring?
Continuous glucose monitoring is an FDA-approved device that provides real-time glucose readings, throughout the day and night, allowing people with diabetes to see their glucose levels and track how quickly they're increasing or decreasing.
What is medical nutrition therapy?
Medical nutrition therapy is a therapeutic approach to treating medical conditions and their associated symptoms through the use of a specifically tailored diet devised and monitored by a registered dietitian.
What is diabetes self-management education?
Diabetes self-management education is the ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skill and ability necessary to help a person care for his disease. This process incorporates the needs, goals and life experiences of each individual, as guided by evidence-based standards.
What is an ultrasound guided FNA?
During a fine needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid, a small sample of tissue is removed from the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located in front of the neck, just above the neckline and is shaped like a butterfly, with two lobes on either side of the neck connected by a narrow band of tissue. Nodules or abnormalities in the body are often detected by imaging examinations. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a nodule is benign (non-cancerous) or cancerous. A needle biopsy, also called a needle aspiration, involves removing some cells — in a less invasive procedure involving a hollow needle — from a suspicious area within the body and examining them under a microscope to determine a diagnosis.