Are you looking for a caring endocrinologist in Houston, TX?
Dr. Aleem Kanji is a proud Houstonian ready to give you the time and care you deserve.
The Ethos Difference
Ethos Endocrinology restores the sacred bond of the patient-doctor relationship. We do that by employing a direct care model:
|Ethos Endocrinology (direct care practice)||Most traditional endocrinology practices|
|Cost per visit||Free with membership||Depends on insurance plan, deductible, copay, etc.|
|Self-schedule appointment online||Yes, at your convenience||Uncommon|
|Average wait time for new appointment||1 day||37 days1|
|Average time in waiting room||1 minute||13 – 34 minutes2|
|Average time with your doctor||30 – 60 minutes||17.4 minutes3|
|After-hours urgent matters||Direct access to Dr. Kanji||Phone tree or answering service|
|After-hours doctor||Dr. Kanji – Always||On-call doctor|
|Cost of blood tests||Available for wholesale price (up to 90% cheaper)||Depends on insurance plan, deductible, etc.|
Ethos Endocrinology puts you first.
First, eliminate interference from insurance. Second, limit the number of members to maximize your time and experience. Third, keep it affordable. The result is Ethos Endocrinology.
By joining you receive:
What is an endocrinologist?
An endocrinologist is a physician (medical doctor) that diagnoses and treats disorders of glands and the hormones they produce. These disorders are due to a hormonal imbalance (too much or too little) or an abnormal gland. An endocrinologist works with adults or children. Pediatric endocrinologists treat children.
What does an endocrinologist diagnose and/or treat?
The endocrine system includes glands with complex functions affecting the entire body. The glands or organs and associated conditions include:
An endocrine and exocrine organ behind the stomach. The exocrine part makes digestive enzymes. The endocrine part produces several hormones, most notably insulin. The most common disease of the endocrine pancreas is diabetes mellitus.
A butterfly-shaped gland in the neck. Produces the hormones T4 and (to a lesser extent) T3. The more active hormone, T3, affects nearly every system in the body. Diseases of the thyroid gland include causes of hypothyroidism such as Hashimoto thyroiditis, causes of hyperthyroidism such as Grave’s disease, and thyroid cancer.
Ovaries and testes
Female and male reproductive glands that produce estradiol and testosterone, respectively. Diseases of the female reproductive gland include amenorrhea and bothersome symptoms of menopause. Hypogonadism (low testosterone) is a disorder of the male reproductive gland evaluated and treated by an endocrinologist.
An organ recognized for providing the body’s skeletal structure. Bone is continuously remodeling and stores critical molecules such as calcium and phosphate. The most common disease of bone treated by an endocrinologist is osteoporosis.
2 pyramid or crescent-shaped glands, each sitting above one kidney. Produce steroid hormones critical for life. Diseases of the adrenal glands include adrenal insufficiency, Cushing syndrome, hyperaldosteronism, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
A pea-sized gland at the base of the brain. Produces hormones that control other endocrine glands, such as the thyroid, adrenal, testes, and ovaries. Diseases of the pituitary gland include pituitary adenoma, prolactinoma, Cushing disease, acromegaly, and hypopituitarism.
4 small glands neighboring the thyroid gland (hence the name parathyroid). Produce parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH controls the calcium level in the blood and affects the remodeling of our bones. Diseases of the parathyroid glands include primary hyperparathyroidism (too much PTH) and hypoparathyroidism (not enough PTH).
Why choose Dr. Kanji as your Endocrine Specialist?
As your endocrine specialist, Dr. Kanji creates your customized plan with you by listening to your needs and concerns. Access Dr. Kanji between visits for quick changes. The time, care, and access you receive is affordable.