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The Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism was started in September 1993.The Endocrine OPD is conducted on all working days in the 1st floor of the new Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women hospital. Registration is from 8 am to 11 pm. Patients with Endocrine disorders namely diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, adrenal problems, pituitary diseases, gonadal disorders and metabolic bone disease (osteomalacia, primary hyperparathyroidism, fluorosis, osteoporosis etc.)are attended to. The outpatient services draw a crowd of around 100-120 patients every day. 

Every Tuesday afternoon from 2.30 pm onwards there is a Pediatric Endocrine clinic  where cases like short stature, thyroid disorders, obesity, hypogonadism etc. apart from metabolic bone diseases like rickets are seen. All deserving patients are admitted for evaluation. These include  acute metabolic complications of diabetes (commonly diabetic ketoacidosis) as well as patients requiring endocrine dynamic testing . The Endocrine ward is located on the 4th floor of Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women hospital.

The well equipped Endocrinology laboratory performs various hormone assays namely: TSH, T4, T3, LH, FSH, Estradiol, Prolactin, Cortisol, GH, PTH and 25 OH vitamin D .The laboratory also performs the Glycated Hemoglobin test, which tells about the level of diabetes control over the preceding 2-3 months. The laboratory has a collaboration with the Biochemistry Department of the Christian Medical College, Vellore for External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS).



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