Clinical Programs


LMH Endocrinology Center
170 Governors Ave.
Medford, MA
(781) 306-6370
 MWH Endocrinology Center
 585 Lebanon St.
Melrose, MA
(781) 979-3400

Endocrinologists are specialized physicians who oversee diagnosis and care for hormone-related conditions and diseases. Hormones, and their regulation and secretion, are responsible for maintaining energy levels, reproduction, growth and development, responses to stress and injury, and the overall internal balance of body systems. Our expert physicians, diagnostic equipment and state-of-the-art facilities deliver the utmost in treatment combined with personal and individualized care.

Your physician may recommend or prescribe a visit with an endocrinologist to help diagnose and treat various disorders such as:

• Diabetes and hypoglycemia
• Adrenal disorders including Cushing's syndrome and Conn's syndrome
• Metabolic bone disease including osteoporosis
• Thyroid diseases
• Sex hormone disorders

Most endocrine disorders are chronic diseases requiring life-long medical care, such as diabetes. We focus on understanding the patient at all levels - personal and biological - to provide the optimal therapy and disease management through the entire course of treatment and ongoing care.

Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Hallmark Health System


Hallmark Health System is affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization.

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The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Hallmark Health System, led by Sunita Schurgin, MD and Tara Hamilton, MD offers the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as patient education and support services. Hallmark Health is one of 47 national and three international Affiliate locations and the only Joslin Affiliate in Boston's northern suburbs.

The Center at Hallmark Health System offers advanced clinical care for the treatment of diabetes for patients age 18 and older, as well as patient education and support services. These include diabetes screening, comprehensive diabetes care and management, weight management and nutrition counseling. Along with expert diabetes care, these physicians will continue to provide treatment for a wide variety of other endocrinology diagnoses.

What sets us apart

Our Center is a hospital-based program that will work with a perons' needs and respond to those needs with compassion, caring and knowledgeable decisions. Unlike other hospital programs in the area, our Center gives you access to full-time employed physicians and access to certified diabetes nurse educators and nutritional support services. All of which is supported by the full depth of services offered at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Our Center is dedicated to helping adult patients with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes, thyroid diseases, osteoporosis, as well as other endocrine disorders. We also offer a goal-oriented self-management and treatment program. The overall goal is to help people with diabetes have a better quality of life by preventing any complications that often arise from diabetes including: early stage heart disease and strokes, blindness or greatly reduced vision, kidney failure, loss of nerve sensations that can interfere with mobility issues and loss of limbs.

Our physicians


Sunita Schurgin, MD


Tara S. Hamilton, MD


Thakkar Bindiya MD
Bindiya Thakkar, MD


Contact Us

To make an appointment at any of our two convenient locations or for more information, please contact us at the numbers below.

LMH Endocrinology Center
170 Governors Ave.
Medford, MA
(781) 306-6370
MWH Endocrinology Center
585 Lebanon St.
Melrose, MA
(781) 979-3400

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