Endocrinologist: Dr. Stan Van Uum
The Clinical Investigation Unit is an outpatient program that provides endocrine testing for patients with conditions such as pituitary tumors, thyroid disorders, adrenal tumors, and other endocrine disorders. The unit is staffed by a registered nurse and an endocrinologist. Most of the tests start early in the morning and can last from three to eight hours. Specific instructions are provided for each patient.
Once testing is complete, the patient returns home and test results are provided at a later date.
Another function of the CIU is to provide drug infusions for endocrine disorders. These infusions are ordered by the St. Joseph's endocrinology physicians and other specialists at the hospital.