At Beacon Children’s Hospital, our pediatric endocrinologists, nurses and nutritionist work with you and your child to treat problems related to growth, development and diabetes.
What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is the study of hormones. Hormones are chemicals that control all kinds of activities in the body such as growth, development and puberty. Problems with hormones can contribute to many disorders like diabetes, delayed puberty and slow growth.
Doctors who care for children with endocrine problems have special training in pediatric conditions that relate to growth and development. They are very sensitive to the emotional and psychological impact that these conditions can have on kids.
Hormonal problems are often present for life. Pediatric endocrinologists deal with hormone disorders at all stages of childhood and the teen years.
Conditions We Treat
- Early or delayed puberty
- Growth problems, such as short stature
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Ovary or testicle dysfunction
- Vitamin D conditions (rickets, hypocalcemia)
- Thyroid gland problems
- Pituitary gland problems
- Adrenal gland problems
- Ambiguous genitals
- Diagnostic services for disorders of physical growth, sexual maturation, thyroid function, pituitary function
- Diagnostic services for carbohydrate, amino acid and mineral and lipid metabolism
- Nutritional counseling
If you think your child may have a hormone-related condition, contact your child’s pediatrician as referrals are required.
Does your child need an appointment?
If you suspect your child has a hormone disorder or has the warning signs of diabetes, your first step is to talk with your pediatrician. Your child’s primary care provider can evaluate your child’s health and make recommendations and, when needed, a referral to our pediatric endocrinology team.
Review the Beacon Medical Group pediatricians and endocrinology specialists below. Remember you need to schedule with a pediatrician first to get your referral to an endocrinologist.