Top diagnoses by endocrinologists
Endocrinologists specialize in the endocrine system, which regulates hormone production and glands such as the thyroid and pancreas. The conditions they treat revolve around growth, weight, blood sugar management, and reproductive issues.
For this analysis, we reviewed data from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product for patient visits to endocrinologists. The table below shows the most frequent primary diagnoses for patients seen by endocrinologists in 2021.
Top 20 diagnoses for endocrinologist visits
||Percent of endocrinologist visits
||Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hyperglycemia
||Type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications
||Type 1 diabetes mellitus with hyperglycemia
||Nontoxic multinodular goiter
||Age-related osteoporosis without current pathological fracture
||Thyrotoxicosis, unspecified without thyrotoxic crisis or storm
||Type 1 diabetes mellitus without complications
||Female infertility, unspecified
||Malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland
||Nontoxic single thyroid nodule
||Other specified hypothyroidism
||Thyrotoxicosis with diffuse goiter without thyrotoxic crisis or storm
||Encounter for fertility testing
||Encounter for assisted reproductive fertility procedure cycle
||Female infertility of other origin
||Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic polyneuropathy
||Type 2 diabetes mellitus with unspecified complications
||Essential (primary) hypertension
||Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic chronic kidney disease
||Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic neuropathy, unspecified
Fig. 1 Data from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and updated monthly. Data accessed September 2022.
What are the most common conditions for endocrinologist visits?
ICD-10 code E1165, type 2 diabetes mellitus with hyperglycemia, was the most frequent primary diagnosis on endocrinologist claims, accounting for nearly 13% of patient visits in 2021. An additional type 2 diabetes code—E119, type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications—is the second most frequent, representing another 6.7% of visits.
Diabetes is a common, chronic condition estimated to affect more than 37 million Americans.
Third on the list, hypothyroidism (ICD-10 E039) is another chronic condition and comorbidity to type 2 diabetes. Additional conditions endocrinologists commonly see patients for include:
Type 2 diabetes diagnoses accounted for about 26% of the endocrinologist insurance claims analyzed.
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