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Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital

Pediatric Endocrinology

The pediatric endocrinology team at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive care to children affected by an endocrine disorder such as diabetes.

There are many types of endocrine (hormone) disorders that can affect your child’s growth and development in different ways. Our pediatric endocrinologists, diabetes specialists, dietitians and other providers care for the spectrum of endocrine conditions affecting babies to young adults.

We diagnose, treat and manage growth problems, puberty issues, diabetes and nutrition concerns with expertise and compassion. Our children’s diabetes program, part of Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, works with 700 children and their families each year, teaching crucial self-care behaviors.

We get to know you and your child on a personal level, fostering an ongoing relationship built on trust that lasts a lifetime.

Get family-centered pediatric endocrinology care at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital

When you choose Children’s Hospital for your child’s endocrinology care, you can expect:

Highly trained pediatric experts

Our team includes pediatric specialists who are in tune with the unique needs of children. Pediatric endocrinologists are doctors who have received at least three more years of training in pediatric endocrinology. Registered dietitians specialize in nutrition issues that affect babies to young adults.

Personalized care plans

Treatment of endocrine-related problems will depend on the type of disorder and the cause of your child’s symptoms. Your doctor will consider your child’s needs as well as your preferences before tailoring a treatment plan to fit your family’s circumstances.

Education and support

We prioritize patient education, ensuring you have all the information you need to manage your child’s care. This family-focused approach helps us deliver exceptional care over the long term, so you and your child can manage an endocrine condition while living fully.

Comprehensive diabetes program

Our children's diabetes program takes a family-centered approach to managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children of all ages. The program earned accreditation from The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) – a testament to the high-quality care we deliver to children and families.

Convenience

Our pediatric specialists are all full-time providers, which helps you avoid long wait times for an appointment. Our central office gives you access to expert care without a long drive.

Child-focused surgery centers

If your child needs surgery, you have access to specialized pediatric facilities close to home at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital or our outpatient J.B. and Kathleen Reilly Children’s Surgery Center.

Pediatric endocrinology conditions we treat

At Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, we specialize in caring for children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of endocrine disorders, including:

  • Adrenal, pituitary and thyroid gland disorders, such as Cushing’s syndrome
  • Growth problems, due to nutrition imbalances, genetic disorders or other causes
  • Diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, as well as diabetes-related complications such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

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