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Dr. Ellen Eunhae Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Kim specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Zimmerman is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Zimmerman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In his practice, Dr. Zimmerman focuses on diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zimmerman is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Reema Lynn Habiby, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Reema Habiby is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Habiby takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Growth Problems, Turner Syndrome, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Joy Brickman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Brickman works as a pediatric endocrinologist. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Brickman's areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Brickman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Insulin Resistance

Dr. Jami L Josefson, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
333 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jami Josefson is a pediatric endocrinologist in Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Josefson include diabetes. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Josefson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Josefson is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Mary Lynn Kreiter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kreiter sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kreiter at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has a closed panel. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kreiter completed her residency training at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Courtney Anne Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Courtney Finlayson is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlayson include diabetes. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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What is Pediatric Endocrinology?

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the body and flow through the bloodstream. They control a number of important functions, including growth, metabolism, and sexual development. Doctors that treat hormonal problems are called endocrinologists, and endocrinologists that work with children are pediatric endocrinologists.

Pediatric endocrinologists treat children of all ages, from newborn babies to young adults. Because hormones affect growth and sexual development, endocrine disorders affect children and teens very differently than they do adults. Some disorders, such as precocious (early) puberty, only affect children. Some endocrine disorders have different symptoms in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. A pediatric endocrinologist must be aware of how hormonal problems specifically affect children’s health and development.

Diabetes, a disease caused by problems with the hormone insulin, is the most common disorder treated by pediatric endocrinologists. Other issues include:
  • Growth disorders, which prevent children from growing or maturing as expected
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pituitary or adrenal disorders
  • Sex hormone disorders, where the body produces either too little or too much of the hormones that affect puberty and sexual development
  • Unexplained obesity
  • Intersex, a group of conditions that make a person's sex unclear
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Problems with calcium metabolism
  • Treatment for transgender children, who feel they do not match the gender associated with their external genitalia (many, but not all, pediatric endocrinology offices provide this service)

For most endocrine disorders, treatment involves medication taken to either supplement or suppress certain hormone levels.

Since hormones control so many functions within the body and are so crucial during the early stages of life, an endocrine disorder can be devastating for a child. Pediatric endocrinologists help get your child’s hormones back in balance.