About Western Washington Medical Group Endocrinology
We’re pleased to announce a brand-new resource to serve our community in the field of Endocrinology. In addition to our Bothell location, we now have an Endocrinology Care Center located in Mukilteo, this facility, formerly known as Cascade Endocrinology, will serve all of Snohomish County.
What does WWMG Endocrinology treat?
The endocrine system in our bodies is a series of glands that create and secrete hormones to help our body function in the areas of metabolism, movement, sexual development, reproduction, respiration, sensory perception and growth. The glands produce hormones that enter the bloodstream and help regulate these areas of our body. When they malfunction or send an inappropriate amount of hormones to a specific area, issues with one’s health will result. Causes can stem from genetics, aging, disease, stress and the environment.
Endocrinology focuses on helping those who have hormonal and metabolic conditions including, but not limited to:
- Thyroid Disease
- Growth Disorders
- Pituitary Disease
- Adrenal Disease
- Metabolic Bone Disease
- High Cholesterol
Patients may be treated on-site in Mukilteo or in cases where lab tests and in-person observations aren’t needed, an e-visit TeleHealth appointment from the comfort of your own home is also an option.
What services does the new facility offer?
WWMG Endocrinology offers consulting services, testing, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of hormonal and metabolic conditions. Because many of the ailments associated with glands (such as thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, pineal, hypothalamus, pancreas and adrenal) have hard-to-identify symptoms, it’s necessary to see a specialist trained in this area of medicine to ensure a correct diagnosis.
A primary care physician may administer initial tests for the patient after they make an appointment based on symptoms that could point to a variety of conditions. If the doctor suspects a hormonal issue, they’ll refer the patient to an endocrinologist for further diagnosis.
Treatments for a hormonal imbalance (most likely caused by glands in the endocrine system or certain types of cancers) sometimes include recommendations for lifestyle modifications (such as diet and exercise) or medicine to counteract the imbalance. In some cases, they may also recommend alternative or holistic therapies.
Spotlight on Vince Montes, MD
The newest member of our team, Dr. Vince Montes, has been an endocrinologist for over a decade. Following medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Dr. Montes completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
After starting a Fellowship at the University of Washington, he remained on faculty and for three years acted as an attending endocrinologist and researcher. He decided to make the Pacific Northwest his home, raising his kids in Snohomish County, and has since devoted his career to caring for those with hormonal or metabolic ailments. He believes in compassionate, comprehensive, preventative care to keep his patients healthy.
Dr. Montes is Board Certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and has affiliations with The Endocrine Society, The American Heart Association and The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is currently accepting new patients.
Schedule an Appointment
If you need help with a hormonal or metabolic issue, the team at Western Washington Medical Group Endocrinology is here to help. To request an on-site appointment, call (425) 412-4311. The center is conveniently located at 8423 Mukilteo Speedway, #102, Mukilteo, WA 98275.
To save time during your in-person appointment, be sure to visit this page to complete the relevant forms prior to your arrival.