I’m an endocrinologist, nationally board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology & Metabolism. I’m also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and have taught hundreds of UCSF medical students, residents, and fellows over the years. I author the “Endocrine Disorders” chapter for CMDT, a top American medical textbook. I’ve also written/edited two editions of my own medical textbook, Handbook of Clinical Endocrinology.
My private practice is located adjacent to the UCSF Parnassus campus and hospital.
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How I practice medicine
Most people desire a personal physician, a doctor who knows them well and who really cares about them. I strive to be that kind of physician. I have a private medical practice, and spend considerable time with each patient. I see patients myself and do not use PAs or NPs. I have a relatively low-volume practice, so I get to know my patients well and usually prefer to take my own calls. As in Internist, I enjoy diagnosing and treating adults and older teens. As an Endocrinologist, I specialize in helping patients with disorders such as:
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Thyroid (thyroid nodules, hypothyroidism, Graves disease)
- Adrenal (adrenal masses, pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma, Addison disease, Cushing syndrome)
- Pituitary (hypopituitarism, pituitary tumors)
- Hypogonadism (men and women)
My wonderful patients are the main reason I enjoy coming to work each day. My patients and I enjoy friendly and collegial relationships, based upon candor, trust, and mutual respect. I explain test results and provide copies of reports. I believe in preventive medicine and want my patients to be knowledgeable and responsible about their health. My office is adjacent to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), at 350 Parnassus Avenue, overlooking the City of San Francisco.
UCSF & Research
For many years, I’ve had the privilege to be a member of the active medical staff at UCSF, where I’m a Clinical Professor of Medicine. UCSF is regularly ranked among the top 10 medical centers in the country. My colleagues are nationally renowned physicians and researchers who help provide my patients with top subspecialty care. I regularly attend the medical lectures at UCSF in order to stay up-to-date. See: http://profiles.ucsf.edu/paul.fitzgerald
I enjoy medical academics and research as well. I’ve written over 20 editions of the “Endocrine Disorders” chapter for the textbook Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment (CMDT) and 4 editions of a chapter for Basic and Clinical Endocrinology. Each is the world’s top textbook in its field. I’ve also published two editions of my own textbook, Handbook of Clinical Endocrinology. My colleagues and I deliver lectures at symposia and publish papers in peer-reviewed journals. See Curriculum Vitae.
We don’t accept insurance assignment, but we provide our patients with statements to send to their insurance carrier for reimbursement. We bill insurance for hospitalized patients.