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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

RankICD-10 codeICD-10 descriptionPercent of endocrinologist visitsExplore dataset
1E1165Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hyperglycemia12.90%Explore
2E119Type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications6.70%Explore
3E039Hypothyroidism, unspecified6.70%Explore
4E1065Type 1 diabetes mellitus with hyperglycemia3.70%Explore
5E042Nontoxic multinodular goiter3.20%Explore
6M810Age-related osteoporosis without current pathological fracture2.80%Explore
7E890Postprocedural hypothyroidism2.50%Explore
8E0590Thyrotoxicosis, unspecified without thyrotoxic crisis or storm2.30%Explore
9E109Type 1 diabetes mellitus without complications2.30%Explore
10N979Female infertility, unspecified2.00%Explore
11C73Malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland2.00%Explore
12E041Nontoxic single thyroid nodule1.80%Explore
13E063Autoimmune thyroiditis1.80%Explore
14E038Other specified hypothyroidism1.60%Explore
15E0500Thyrotoxicosis with diffuse goiter without thyrotoxic crisis or storm1.50%Explore
16Z3141Encounter for fertility testing1.30%Explore
17E291Testicular hypofunction1.20%Explore
18Z3183Encounter for assisted reproductive fertility procedure cycle1.10%Explore
19N978Female infertility of other origin1.00%Explore
20E1142Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic polyneuropathy0.90%Explore
21E118Type 2 diabetes mellitus with unspecified complications0.80%Explore
22I10Essential (primary) hypertension0.80%Explore
23E1122Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic chronic kidney disease0.80%Explore
25E1140Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic neuropathy, unspecified0.80%Explore

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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