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Welcome to Good Hormone Health

So many of us believe that fatigue, weight gain, loss of libido, depression, anxiety and other problems are just symptoms we must learn to live with. What if these symptoms are not the result of stress, diet, or aging, but are actually caused by a hormonal disorder?  Symptoms of hormone deficiency or excess may be subtle and difficult to diagnose. 

Dr. Friedman is a world-renowned endocrinology expert in these difficult-to-diagnose diseases and is happy to see patients from around the world who need a straight answer to their hormone problems. He thinks out of the box (yet is well-grounded in conventional Endocrinology) and often diagnoses hormonal problems where other doctors have failed.

In addition to be an Endocrinologist and a member of the Endocrine Society since 1990, Dr. Friedman is also a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and tries to incorporate the 6 pillars of lifestyle medicine (better diet, more exercise, better sleep, reducing stress, avoiding risky behaviors and better relationships) to complement, but not replace his approach to patients with Endocrine disorders.

GETTING YOUR HEALTH BACK

The key to getting your life back starts with getting the right information from an expert Endocrinologist who is dedicated to educating and treating patients with all types of hormonal disorders. Endocrinologist Theodore C. Friedman, MD, PhD is dedicated to providing just that. Check out our collection of articles, videos and webinars backed by research that Dr. Friedman wrote on the detection and treatment of hormone imbalances, pituitary, thyroid, adrenal disorders, low testosterone, menopause and Cushing’s disease/syndrome.

Dr. Friedman primarily works with adults, he does diagnose and treat children who could have Cushing’s syndrome or thyroid problems, but does not deal with growth (kids with short stature) or developmental/pubertal problems.

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Latest Posts

Find out more on pertinent endocrine issues. Dr. Friedman give tips to readers about how they can improve or augment actions in their life to have a healthy lifestyle.

Your Adrenal Hormones

The adrenals, small glands located above each kidney, produce a number of important hormones. The adrenals’ inner medulla produces epinephrine and norepinephrine (adrenaline). Tumors of the adrenal medulla which produce excess epinephrine and norepinephrine are called pheochromocytomas. Deficiencies of the adrenal medulla that reduce the levels of these hormones do not give rise to clinical […]

Mild Growth Hormone Deficiency Versus Mild Cortisol Deficiency – Which One Should You Treat?

The pituitary makes several hormones, and if the pituitary is damaged, such as in cases of surgery, radiation, a pituitary tumor, or if the pituitary is small from conditions like Sheehan’s syndrome and empty sella syndrome, hormone deficiencies occur. There is a set order of these hormone deficiencies, and growth hormone is the first hormone […]

Growth Hormone Treatment in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Often patient with hypopituitarism need growth hormone, and many of them are younger females who do get pregnant. Dr. Friedman has explored the issue about whether growth hormone is safe and needed in pregnancy for those who were already on growth hormone before they became pregnant. The literature supports that growth hormone can be given […]

Endocrinology Educational Resources

EXCITING NEWS

Dr. Friedman is now approved to offer telemedicine appointments to all patients. The initial in-office visit is no longer necessary!

Recent Webinars

Traditional and Alternative Treatments

Vaccines For Endocrine Patients

For Leanness & Optimal Health

GROWTH HORMONE TESTING

Need growth hormone testing, but do not want to get the low blood sugar following an ITT? Dr. Friedman is now performing both the macrelin and glucagon stimulation test for growth hormone testing.

  • "I have a dream that one day all medical school graduates will have a true interest in science.In this dream world, the doctors will have learned to be good listeners before they are granted their diplomas. They will be excited about searching out truth in a microscope, a vial of blood, or a careful review of patterns. I believe Dr. Friedman already went to this mythical medical school. I just wish there were more in his graduating class." 
    C.K.
  • Endocrine disorders are notoriously the most difficult diseases to diagnose.  Many people like myself spend years going from doctor to doctor in order to find relief. Not until I met Dr. Friedman did I understand what it means to have a truly caring and compassionate physician.  He has all the qualities I need in a doctor; someone who listens and treats me as an intelligent partner in my own health care, but also, someone who is persistent and intellectually curious.
    C.W.
  • I am a Canadian who has been abused and then shelved by the Canadian Medical System.  Dr. Friedman has been a tremendous help and support. I am constantly impressed by his prompt reply to my emails.  Most importantly, however, he has validated my symptoms.
    L.K.
  • After exhausting all medical avenues in my city, I turned to Dr. Friedman at the suggestion of another physician who had seen him diagnose problems that eluded other doctors.  My health problems had gone on for months, and were both mentally and physically debilitating.  Dr. Friedman always listens, offers encouragement and deciphers the many symptoms and test that I have endured.  He makes me feel that I have some control in this process, which can be quite frightening.  He has been a port in a long and relentless storm.  I will always be indebted to him.
    C.B.
  • Due to the complex nature and rarity of my medical problems, I've traveled to many world-renowned research and medical centers. During these medical travels, I was seen by one of the leading researchers and clinicians, Dr. Theodore Friedman. I consider him one of the best of the best. Dr. Friedman has all the attributes one looks for in a physician: knowledge, expertise, extensive research experience, access to the latest technology, and a genuine interest in his patients. In the ten years I've known him, he has always been accessible, easy to talk to, and thorough in his evaluation.
    V.L.
  • Thanks so much for the followup notes on my 2nd round of labs......really appreciate it.

    My mind/thoughts are very much relieved......it has been hard for 8 weeks or so thinking I was very sick (even though I did not have symptoms)… I bought a new tennis racquet!!  And can still look forward to great matches in near future.

    J.E. California
  • I am so grateful and appreciative to have found Dr. Friedman. Worth every cent!! After suffering for years and having seen multiple specialists and endocrinologists (being told it’s all in my head by one and to go to psychiatrist) it was a breath of fresh air to have a consultation with Dr Friedman. He looked at my MRI and it didn’t take him long to put all the pieces of puzzle together and result in a long awaited diagnosis . Such a relief 😮‍💨 Very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you so, so much!

    Gen G
  • It's difficult to find Physicians like Dr. Friedman and I'm so glad I did...he's 6 hours away from where I live and isn't under any insurance plan, but it's totally worth it! I've spent years trying to figure out what could be wrong with me because I never felt right. So far my current Doctors have treated my individual symptoms but nothing has been getting better. I knew I needed to find a doctor who would be willing to find the root cause, so I decided to research endocrinologists and was lucky to get Dr Friedman's name from the Cushing's Reddit Forum. What I really like about Dr Friedman is that he investigates the cause of your health issues as a whole and asks the right questions and he doesn't dismiss you like other doctors. Some of the lab tests he ordered I never heard of them before but quite a few came back deficient and provided some pieces to the puzzle of my ill health. I am so excited to be Dr. Friedman's patient and am looking forward to finding out what's been giving me misery for years. I am confident I will be feeling much better under his care. Thank you Dr. Friedman and team!!

    Adriana
  • It's difficult to find Physicians like Dr. Friedman and I'm so glad I did...he's 6 hours away from where I live and isn't under any insurance plan, but it's totally worth it! I've spent years trying to figure out what could be wrong with me because I never felt right. So far my current Doctors have treated my individual symptoms but nothing has been getting better. I knew I needed to find a doctor who would be willing to find the root cause, so I decided to research endocrinologists and was lucky to get Dr Friedman's name from the Cushing's Reddit Forum. What I really like about Dr Friedman is that he investigates the cause of your health issues as a whole and asks the right questions and he doesn't dismiss you like other doctors. Some of the lab tests he ordered I never heard of them before but quite a few came back deficient and provided some pieces to the puzzle of my ill health. I am so excited to be Dr. Friedman's patient and am looking forward to finding out what's been giving me misery for years. I am confident I will be feeling much better under his care. Thank you Dr. Friedman and team!!

    Adriana

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