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Welcome to Panda Medical Associates, LLC


Our Office

Our office prides itself in providing personalized and high quality medical care to all our patients. We strive to achieve the highest professional standards of excellence. Although many of our patients are referred to us from other physicians we also provide consultations to family members, friends and relatives of our existing patients. Referrals to our office must be faxed to 623-241-9029 with a copy of your recent labs, x-rays, progress notes and any surgical/procedure notes.

What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the study of hormones.

At its simplest, a hormone is a chemical messenger from one cell (or group of cells) to another. Hormones are released (secreted) in the body and have an effect on other parts of the body. The effect is to communicate with possibly distant parts of the body. So for example, the adrenal glands may secrete adrenalin, which has an effect on several different organs. An endocrine gland is a gland which secretes hormones (note that not all glands are classified as endocrine glands; for example, sweat glands or lymph glands are not endocrine glands).

Hormones are found in all organisms with more than one cell, and so they are found in plants and animals. They influence or control a wide range of physiological activities, such as growth, development, puberty, level of alertness, sugar regulation and appetite, bone growth, etc. You also find that problems with hormones and the way they work contribute to some of the major diseases of mankind; for example, diabetes, thyroid conditions, pituitary conditions, some sexual problems, some neurological problems, appetite and obesity, bone problems, cancer, etc.