Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology is a comprehensive center for treatment of all endocrine disorders. Affiliated with Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology provides access to specialty care for patients ages 18 and older with complex disorders of the endocrine system.
What Is an Endocrinologist?
An endocrinologist is a medical specialist trained to diagnose and treat diseases affecting the glands, hormones and metabolism, including conditions that are often complex and involve many body systems. The endocrinologist’s goal is to restore the normal hormonal balance in your body.
Diabetes is a condition in which the body needs help turning food into energy because it is unable to produce or use insulin to process glucose in the body. According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, 17.9 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes; another 5.7 million people are undiagnosed.
There are two types of diabetes, and one special type:
- Type 1 diabetes—when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin and insulin injections are required
- Type 2 diabetes—the body produces insulin but is unable to use it efficiently
- Gestational diabetes affects pregnant women
Among other cutting-edge choices for diabetes management, Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology offers the pioneering iPro Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, the latest breakthrough in glucose-monitoring technology. This sophisticated device monitors a patient’s blood sugar levels continuously over the course of several days and helps the endocrinologist develop a more patient-focused treatment plan.
Thyroid Disorders Care
The thyroid gland, located in the neck, is an endocrine gland that produces hormones that regulate physiological functions. Symptoms arise if the thyroid does not produce the correct amount of hormones, either too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism). These symptoms may include:
- Slower metabolism
- Cooler body temperature
Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology is fully equipped with ultrasound diagnostics to diagnose thyroid problems quickly.
Other Endocrine Care
Other conditions Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology is prepared to manage and treat include:
- Adult growth abnormalities
- Cholesterol and other lipid disorders
- Secondary hypertension
- And more
Your First Appointment
Make sure you have received a physician referral before making an appointment. You will have paperwork to fill out, including a medical history, so please arrive at the office at least 15 minutes early and come prepared with the information. Your medical history will be reviewed with the doctor.
If you have had MRIs, ultrasounds or other diagnostic tests performed, please bring the films or results to your appointment. This will allow the doctor to begin your treatment or care plan immediately. Please bring all medications you are currently taking with you to your appointment, as well as your insulin pump, if applicable.
About Our Providers
Saint Francis Medical Center shares its powerful resources and technology with its Medical Partner, Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology. Patients have direct access to the latest technology and medical breakthroughs in cardiac, neuroscience, cancer, obstetrics and gynecology, neonatal care, emergency and trauma care, orthopedics and more.
Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology offers convenient office hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm. All you need is a referral from your primary care physician to make your first appointment. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled without a referral. Please provide 24-hour notice if you need to cancel an appointment. You will receive a confirmation phone call 24 hours in advance of your appointment as a reminder.
Autumn C. Wills PA-C, CDE
Physician's Assistant, CertifiedSpecialties:
Advanced Practice Providers:
Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology
211 Saint Francis Drive, Entrance 7
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703