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Endocrinology

Milestone or Medical Condition?

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Height, weight, and changes in body shape. These mark some of the milestones of childhood. When hormones cause unexpected changes in a child’s body, our specialists in endocrinology will evaluate your child using the latest diagnostic tools and procedures.

Often, children who experience unexpected growth do not need therapy. But if hormones are causing the symptoms, our specialists can identify the cause and offer the most effective treatment. And for children with rare disorders of metabolism (how the body uses energy), we work in conjunction with national experts in metabolic genetics.

As part of our commitment to research and education, our endocrinologists also participate in the National Cooperative Growth Study. This is the nation’s largest database of children with conditions related to growth.