Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

Madison Medical Affiliates & Ascension are working together to keep our community healthy during this time and prevent the spread of infection while also offering options for easier access to care.

  • If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and need care, please call your personal physician, as a first step. We recommend if you have symptoms, you should stay home and avoid exposing others until you can talk with a doctor.
  • Madison Medical Affiliates is offering TeleHealth visits with our providers through Ascension Online Care. Please call our office to schedule a TeleHealth visit.
  • New temporary visitor rules have been implemented to try to decrease the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep our patients, families, care teams and the communities we serve safe. At this time, facilities near you may be restricting visitors. Please contact us┬ábefore visiting.
  • If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or difficulty breathing, go directly to the ER or dial 911.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the medical specialty concerned with hormone production and dysfunction. Endocrine glands produce hormones that regulate metabolism, reproduction, growth and development. They may be overactive or underactive.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is an endocrine disease that prevents your body from properly processing the foods you eat. Normally, the pancreas releases a hormone called insulin, which assists in transporting the glucose from the blood to cells in the body. A person with diabetes does not produce enough insulin and, consequently, the glucose in the blood rises above normal.

What are some symptoms of diabetes?

Common symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, increased hunger and thirst, weakness and fatigue, and changes in weight. Often, diabetes may be present for years with no symptoms.

Why is careful diabetes treatment important?

Abnormal blood sugars contribute to the loss of vision, kidney and nerve function. Heart disease and strokes are more common if diabetes is not well controlled.

What other endocrine conditions are common?

Abnormal function of the thyroid is common. Endocrinologists also have special training in the treatment of cholesterol problems, osteoporosis and many other disorders of the endocrine gland.

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