Our mission is to provide quality medical care to enhance the well being of our patients. This is accomplished through practicing state of the art and evidence-based medicine.
Dr. Michaels and his clinical team are specialized in the care of patients with diabetes, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, pituitary disease, vitamin D deficiency, low testosterone and other endocrinology disorders.
Some of the special services we provide in-house to diagnose and treat these are:
Continuous Glucose Monitor and Insulin Pump Therapy
We educate and train patients on the use of these devices to help patients with diabetes management.
In-House Lab Services
Diagnosis and treatment of endocrine cases usually require diagnostic labs,and these can be drawn on-site immediately following your new patient visit, or prior to follow up visits. Click on the laboratory services link for additional information.
Over 65 percent of people who have been diagnosed with diabetes die of some type of heart disease, such as heart attack or stroke. In an effort to reduce this risk, Firehouse Diabetes and Endocrine Center has an in-office EKG diagnostic device to monitor our at-risk patient’s heart activity.
Growth Hormone Deficiency Testing
Hormone Replacement Therapy / Testosterone Injections
As men grow older, their levels of essential androgen hormone testosterone decline dramatically. Decreasing male testosterone levels have been linked to age-related ailments such as erectile dysfunction, muscle wasting and lack of energy. We diagnose and treat hormone imbalances for better health in men and women.
Pituitary and Adrenal Gland Function and Evaluation
Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment
Bone Density Tests
Specialized Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA) to detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs, to predict your chance of fracturing in the future, and to determine your rate of bone loss or monitor the effects of treatment
Thyroid Dysfunction and Thyroid Cancer
Dr. Michaels has over 20 years experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Thyroid conditions utilizing diagnostic imaging and drug therapies.
Non-invasive medical sonography to diagnose and treat medical conditions of the thyroid, such as cysts, goiters and tumors. Real time images are captured showing the structures and movement of the body’s internal organs providing your physician with the opportunity for early detection of various thyroid conditions.
Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
A specialized procedure using Ultrasound to obtain specimens for additional diagnosis of thyroid tissue. Dr. Michaels has performed this procedure in his office setting for over 20 years.
Diabetic patients are at a higher risk of developing complications with infections and keeping up with vaccinations is specially important. Annually we provide a seasonal influenza clinic for our patients. We also provide Pneumovax, TDAP, and other vaccinations for our “at risk” patient population.