From top to bottom, the body consists of glands that make up the endocrine system. These endocrine glands produce and release hormones, which help control and coordinate bodily functions. Hormones are essential to keeping the body balanced. When needed, hormones are released from the endocrine glands to regulate energy levels, growth and sexual development, balance of internal body systems, and bone and muscle strength.
Restoring Hormonal Balance
An endocrinologist is a highly specialized physician who diagnoses and treats diseases affecting the endocrine system. Endocrinologists help patients restore hormonal balance. Many internal systems can be impacted by hormone imbalances, and an endocrinologist has the expertise to treat complex endocrine and metabolic disorders.
Call (903) 877-7911 to make an appointment with Dr. Bratcher.
Conditions We Commonly Treat
Specialties:Endocrinology /Diabetes Care /
As an endocrinologist, Dr. Bratcher diagnoses and treats hormone imbalances in diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid disorders. Her special interests include osteoporosis, drugs for type 2 diabetes and the use of insulin pumps and glucose sensors to treat type 1 diabetes. She has directed clinical research at a diabetes care center and was an assistant professor at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She also has a pharmacy degree.
We are your Patient Centered Medical Home where you and your healthcare team work together to manage your entire health journey using evidence based care, patient and family education, and self-care management. Your physician’s office is your first contact for your medical needs. When you call with a medical concern, a health care professional will speak with you directly or consult with your physician and return your call. Please contact our office at (903) 877-7911 for assistance.
Patient and Visitor Guide
For helpful information, services, and amenities, get the guide to UT Health.