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

Dr. Ellen Kim's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. In Dr. Zimmerman's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zimmerman accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zimmerman speaks Spanish. Dr. Zimmerman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Habiby attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Habiby accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Habiby is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinologist. She is especially interested in type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Brickman is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. Dr. Brickman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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. Dr. Josefson has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Josefson completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Kreiter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Kreiter is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Finlayson is affiliated with 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Finlayson graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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.
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