Pediatric endocrinologists are specialists who have received additional training in the body’s glands and the hormones they produce, especially as they relate to growth, development and overall health of children of all ages, from newborn to the teen years.
Hormones affect almost every cell, organ and function of your child’s body. The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism and reproductive processes.
A caring team of qualified professionals
Children have special needs related to growth and development. Hormone problems can have significant effects on a child's physical and emotional well-being.
Your pediatric endocrinology team will include nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, psychologists and nutritionists, all of whom are attuned to your child’s needs. We take a highly individualized approach that allows the family and child to be a part of the team as well.
We also work very closely with other specialists, making it easier to coordinate care.
Some of the conditions treated by pediatric endocrinologists include:
- Adrenal gland hypo/hyper function (Addison’s, Cushing’s)
- Ambiguous genitals/intersex
- Associated syndromes: Turners, Noonan, Klinefelters
- Diabetes (type 1, type 2 and prediabetes)
- Early or delayed puberty
- Growth concerns
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Ovarian and testicular dysfunction
- Pituitary gland hypo/hyper function
- Problems with vitamin D (rickets, hypocalcemia)
- Underactive or overactive thyroid gland
- Thyroid cancer