Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Hours of Service:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
NEW HARTFORD LOCATION:
1729 Burrstone Road,
New Hartford, NY 13413
*Referral is required for endocrinology care
The Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Department
Provides complete care for a broad range of medical conditions including Endocrine and Metabolic disorders.
What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is the study of medical disorders related to the endocrine system and the secretion of hormones. The endocrine system is made up of a group of organs whose primary function is to secrete hormones. These organs include the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries and testes, and the pancreas. Hormones are produced by these organs and carried through the blood stream to other organs.
An Endocrinologist diagnoses and treats patients with various types of endocrine disorders. A disorder of this type is often referred to in layman’s terms as a “hormone imbalance”, but in the medical field is described as endocrinopathy or endocrinosis.
What is a Metabolic Disorder?
A metabolic disorder affects a person’s ability to produce energy through the metabolic process. Those affected by the disorder lack the enzymes necessary for certain steps in the process. Most metabolic disorders are genetic, but a few are brought on by diet, toxins and infection.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is on the rise in the United State, about 7% of the population has diabetes. This disease causes the body to not produce or properly use insulin, which is the hormone used to convert sugar and other foods into energy. A clear cause of diabetes is unkown, but it appears that excess weight and inactivity are contributing factors.
Types of Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes – a person’s body does not produce insulin. This occurs in about 5-10% of diabetes patients.
Type 2 diabetes – a person’s body is insulin resistant, meaning insulin is not used properly in the body, and the person is insulin deficient. This is the most common type of diabetes.
Gestational diabetes – occurs in pregnant women at a rate of about 4%.
Slocum-Dickson’s Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialists
Gunnar H. Anderson Jr., MD is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Anderson completed a fellowship in Endocrinology at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. He completed a residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL. He also completed an internship at Northwestern University, Passavent Hospital in Chicago, IL. He received his Medical Degree from Tufts University in Medford, MA. Dr. Anderson is a member of both the Endocrine Society and the American Society of Hypertension. He also volunteers for the Diabetes Association. Dr. Anderson sees patients at Slocum-Dickson’s New Hartford, Rome & Ilion locations.
Dayal D. Raja is Board Certified and Fellowship trained in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Dr. Raja completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. He completed an Internship/Residency in Internal Medicine at Mercer University, Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, GA and an Internship in Emergency Medicine at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Albert Einstein University in Far Rockaway, NY. Dr. Raja earned his Medical Degree from St. George’s University.
Dr. Raja prides himself on his patient care and clinical skills. During residency he was selected to serve as Chief Resident and was awarded Resident of the Year twice. He continued his high level of performance during his fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and was awarded Fellow of the Year during his training.
Always up to date on the latest in Medicine and Endocrinology, his patients can expect the most advanced care available. He greatly enjoys patient interaction, is an excellent communicator and always involves his patients in their management plan.
He has appeared on CBS TV Diabetes Hotline discussing issues related to Diabetes. His research has been published and presented at many major Endocrinology Symposiums, including The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, The American Thyroid Association and The American Diabetes Association.
Jason Sloane, MD cares for patients with various forms of diabetes including type 1 and type 2 as well as diabetes related to: obesity, checkpoint inhibitors, surgery, or steroid treatment. His practice includes the care of patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, Grave’s disease, thyroid nodules, Acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, hormone deficiency or excess due to pituitary adenomas, testosterone deficiency, menopause, hyperlipidemia, and osteoporosis.
Dr. Sloane provides a variety of services and procedures including thyroid ultrasound, thyroid biopsies, diabetes education, insulin pump initiation, continuous glucose monitor initiation, and diagnosis of a wide range of diseases characterized by hormone excess or deficiency.
He completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He served as Chief Medical Resident during the final year of his Internal Medicine Residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Sloane earned his Medical Degree from Duke University and his Master’s Degree in Neuroscience from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the Endocrine Society. From September of 2015 to July of 2016, Dr. Sloane served as Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Medical Review. He has authored several peer reviewed research articles as well as professional educational material for providers and patients. In 2015, he was awarded the Albany Medical Center Award for Compassionate Patient Care. Dr. Sloane enjoys sharing clinical knowledge and has participated in both formal teaching of medical professionals as well as community patient education and support. He even founded a type 1 diabetes support group at Massachusetts General Hospital.
When asked about his philosophy as a physician, Dr. Sloane explained, “I am committed to my patients as if they were my family. I know each patient is unique and that the treatment of their disease should fit their needs and situation a best as possible.” He went on to say, “Having been a patient myself, I know that it is vital to treat people fairly, try to address all of their concerns, and be open and honest.”