Get to know Endocrinologist and Diabetes Specialist Dr. Darshana Purohit, MD.
Dr. Purohit completed her medical degree from the University of Mumbai. After obtaining her Medical Degree, Dr. Purohit completed her residency from Sinai/John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She pursued her fellowship in Diabetes and Endocrinology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
Dr. Purohit currently serves patients at Capital Diabetes and Endocrine Associates. Her locations are in Camp Springs, MD and Silver Spring, MD.
She specializes in the management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes including pump and sensors, thyroid disorders, PCOS, male hypogonadism, adrenal and pituitary disorders.
Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones. It is also concerned with the integration of developmental events proliferation, growth, and differentiation, and the psychological or behavioral activities of metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sleep, digestion, respiration, excretion, mood, stress, lactation, movement, reproduction, and sensory perception caused by hormones. Specializations include behavioral endocrinology and comparative endocrinology. The endocrine system consists of several glands, all in different parts of the body, that secrete hormones directly into the blood rather than into a duct system. Hormones have many different functions and modes of action; one hormone may have several effects on different target organs, and, conversely, one target organ may be affected by more than one hormone.