Endocrinologists are physicians who specialize in diagnosing and treating health conditions related to the body’s hormones and hormone glands. When your hormones are functioning well, you don’t need to think about them. But with more than fifty different hormones taking on complex roles in the human body, you sometimes need a specialist when problems arise.

If you are a UO student who is transgender or gender diverse and seeking to explore, initiate, or continue gender-affirming hormone therapy, you have a medical home at University Health Services.

Endocrinology can help you manage the following conditions, among others:

  • Adrenal and pituitary disorders
  • Cholesterol disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrine cancers
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Menopause and perimenopause
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disorders
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Transgender and gender-diverse medical care
  • Thyroid disorders

Our endocrinology team is a wrap-around team designed to provide comprehensive care for UO students, right on campus. The staff includes:

  • Dr. Mary Allison-Smith, board-certified in endocrinology and internal medicine
  • Julie Dewsnup, RPh, diabetes educator
  • Brandy Bowers, certified medical assistant, clinical support and injection training
  • Laboratory staff who can complete any required workup and monitoring ordered by the UHS team
  • Pharmacy staff who can fill prescriptions