Division of Endocrinology

As part of a world-class academic medical center, the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division is dedicated to providing a variety of services with competence, compassion and humility to help our patients manage their disease and develop a healthy, normal lifestyle.

Led by Division Chief Dr. Julianne Imperato-McGinley, we are committed to our mission of excellence in providing the best quality-of-care to patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders. Our areas of expertise in clinical care include:

  • General endocrinology;
  • Reproductive endocrinology, including the treatment of menstrual irregularities, hirsutism and menopause;
  • Thyroid disease, with particular emphasis on thyroid cancer;
  • Disorders of calcium metabolism;
  • Metabolic bone disease; and the
  • Prevention of the recurrence of kidney stones.

Should surgery be necessary for the treatment of an endocrine disorder, we also have an endocrine surgeon on-site.

The Diabetes Center

Within the Endocrine Division, the Diabetes Center, established in 1997, provides the highest standard of care for approximately 2,000 patients with both type I and type II diabetes mellitus. It offers a multidisciplinary team approach for diabetes care with comprehensive case management and development of an individualized treatment plan. Our expert team is composed of diabetologists, certified diabetes educators and registered dieticians who are experienced in intensive diabetes management, including insulin pump therapy. The Center also has extensive experience in the management of gestational diabetes in patients with type I and type II diabetes mellitus.

Your First Visit

Please be sure to bring a completed Health History Form to your appointment. (New Visit Forms PDF, MS Word)

 

Our staff takes pride in its commitment to meeting all of our patients' needs by providing outstanding medical care, and attending to the other details that can make your visit go smoothly and be as stress-free as possible.

To make an appointment, please call 212-746-6290. Please be sure to bring a completed Health History Form to your appointment. (New Visit Forms, PDF, MS Word)

Please make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early for your appointment so that you, and all other patients, can be seen on time. Please note, if you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, you may be rescheduled to a different time that day, if time is available, or to a different day entirely.

Here are some things to bring to your appointment:

  • A completed Health History Form (New Visit Forms, PDF, MS Word)
  • Copies of your medical history, x-rays, and/or lab reports if you have them
  • List of any medications that you may be taking and their dosages
  • Your insurance information and card (i.e., HMO, Medicare, Medicaid)
  • Any questions you may have for your doctor

 

If you are insured under a managed care plan, before your appointment:

  • Confirm that the provider you will be seeing is a participating provider in your plan and obtain any prior authorization, if required
  • Confirm that any service you will be receiving is covered under your plan and obtain any prior authorization, if required
  • Your insurance information and card (i.e., HMO, Medicare, Medicaid)
  • Obtain any necessary referral authorization from your primary care physician before seeing a specialist
  • Be prepared to pay your co-payment at the time of service

 

Cancelling or Rescheduling Your Appointment

If you do need to cancel or reschedule, please notify our staff as soon as possible. If all patients do this, it enables us to better accommodate patients in a timely manner. It is very important that you call 24 hours in advance to cancel your appointment. For example, if your scheduled appointment time is at 10am, you must call prior to 10am the day before to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If you fail to notify our office in time, your account will be charged $50.00. After three consecutive no-show occurrences, our practice may elect to terminate our relationship with you.

New Visit Forms, PDF, MS Word