Center for Endocrine Health

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At the Center for Endocrine Health, our mission is to provide academic quality medicine in the community setting through a multidisciplinary approach to disease management.

Our approach is an individualized integrated health care experience that concentrates on healthy living, disease management/prevention, and behavior modification.


The endocrine system is a system of glands that make hormones. These hormones help to control many different functions in the body such as the rate of metabolism, bone health, growth, and reproduction. Hormones also coordinate nutrition within the body. The endocrine glands include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenals, pituitary, and hypothalamus. A number of conditions occur when there is a hormone imbalance. Our goal is to get this back in order, through a multidisciplinary patient-centered approach.


  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetes treatment and risk assessment
  • Individualized comprehensive diabetes care
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Thyroid disease
  • Management of thyroid cancer
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism and its complications
  • Thyroid nodule assessment
  • Management of enlarged thyroid (goiter)
  • Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease
  • Diagnosis and management of osteoporosis
  • Paget’s disease of bone
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Diagnosis and management of:
    • Cholesterol disorders
    • Secondary hypertension
    • Pituitary disease
    • Adrenal disease
    • Hypogonadism

Kindly notify the office 24 hours in advance if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment.


Hunterdon Healthcare’s family of primary care and specialty practices scored above 99% for achieving high-quality patient-centered care.* 
*Based on data defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). 

Our Physicians

Maria E. Lamothe, MD

Maria E. Lamothe, MD

Endocrinologist (Clinton/Bridgewater)
Rebecca J. Lifchus-Ascher, MD

Rebecca J. Lifchus-Ascher, MD

Endocrinologist (Bridgewater)
Javier I. Torréns, MD, FACP

Javier I. Torréns, MD, FACP

Endocrinologist (Bridgewater)
Diana L. Scanlan, ANP-BC, CDE

Diana L. Scanlan, ANP-BC, CDE

Advanced Practice Nurse (Clinton/Bridgewater/Washington)
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