Important endocrine glands include the pituitary gland (the gland at the base of the brain), the pancreas (which secretes insulin), the testes, the ovaries, and the adrenal glands (located above the kidneys).
Your child’s doctor may recommend a consultation with a pediatric endocrinologist for any of the following conditions:
- Growth problems (short stature, tall stature)
- Late or early puberty
- Endocrine gland damage
- Suspected or proven syndromes, such as Turner’s syndrome Klinefelter’s syndrome, Prader-Willi, etc.
Hormonal problems affecting growth or sexual development can have significant effects on your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our certified pediatric endocrinologists have many years of experience caring for children and teens, and leverage the very latest technology to provide care that is tailored to their needs.
Our professionals work in collaboration with other specialists to provide a wide range of services under one roof. This enables your children to get the best possible care.
Whether your child has problems related to growth, puberty, diabetes, or other hormonal or gland disorders, we’re here to help.
What happens during a pediatric endocrinology consultation?
During the first consultation, your doctor will ask you questions about your child’s symptoms and medical history, and perform a complete examination. A diagnosis may be made right away, or your doctor may refer your child for further testing. A follow-up visit may also be required.
Your endocrinologist assesses your child’s progress and adjusts treatments as required. They may also prescribe blood tests or further testing. Please feel free to share your concerns and ask any questions you may have.