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Deanna Aftab-Guy, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, General Practice, Pediatric Endocrinology
Address: 330 23rd Avenue, Nashville-Davidson, TN 37203
Clinical Interests: diabetes, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), Turner syndrome ... (Read more)
Dr. Ashley Hall Shoemaker MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), diabetes, metabolism ... (Read more)
Jennifer Najjar Leeper MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (58 ratings)
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), LGBT issues, diabetes ... (Read more)
Puthenpurackal Mathew, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Practice
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 330 23rd Avenue, Nashville-Davidson, TN 37203
Clinical Interests: diabetes
Dr. Jill H. Simmons MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (155 ratings)
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), diabetes, metabolism ... (Read more)
Dr. Justin Michael Gregory MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: metabolism, thyroid problems, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders) ... (Read more)
Jamie Lynn Felton MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: pituitary disorders, metabolism, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders) ... (Read more)
Irene Hong-McAtee MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4.87 Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (181 ratings)
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), diabetes, Klinefelter syndrome ... (Read more)
Dr. Nathan Christian Bingham PHD., M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4.8 Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (62 ratings)
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), diabetes, metabolism ... (Read more)
Dr. Yaa A. Kumah-Crystal M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: metabolism, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), diabetes
Jefferson Pressley Lomenick MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4.8 Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (158 ratings)
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), diabetes, metabolism ... (Read more)
William Russell MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), LGBT issues, diabetes ... (Read more)
Cassandra Corinne Brady M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4.9 Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (120 ratings)
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: transgender issues, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), LGBT issues ... (Read more)
Daniel Moore MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: metabolism, thyroid problems, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders) ... (Read more)
Jennifer Kelley M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4.7 Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (137 ratings)
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: diabetes
Patsy Trimble Yarbrough APRN
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4.6 Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (165 ratings)
Address: 1215 21st Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: metabolism, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), diabetes
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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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