Hormones affect every aspect of our children’s lives from the ability to function, to growth and development. Maintaining hormonal balance is essential for children. Hormonal conditions include thyroid hormones, growth hormones, pubertal hormones and insulin, and most hormonal conditions are manageable with a pediatric endocrinologist.
Our team of dedicated pediatric endocrinologists evaluate, diagnose and treat children with hormonal imbalances and deficiencies, as well as pediatric diabetes. Their evaluation usually includes obtaining a history and complete physical examination, in addition to lab and radiology testing.
For diabetic children, the physician provides diabetes education and assesses blood sugars together with the diabetes team to manage insulin and insulin pumps and sensors. Treatment and management of obesity is part of that specialty as well.
When does your child need to see a pediatric endocrinologist?
A pediatric endocrinologist usually gets a referral from the general pediatrician/primary care physician asking for an evaluation of a certain patient. This may happen if the primary doctor is suspecting a hormonal condition due to history or physical examination findings.
Patients may come directly to the pediatric endocrinologist in the following situations:
- Excessive thirst and urination
- Excessive fatigue
- Abnormal weight loss
- Short stature and growth hormone deficiency
- Puberty that is too early or too late
- Period irregularity in girls
- Thyroid disorders
- Diabetes of all types
- Adrenal disorders
- Pituitary disorders
- Bone disorders including Vitamin D deficiency and disorders of calcium metabolism
What can you expect from our Pediatric Endocrinology clinic?
Our treatment plan is tailored according to a child's unique needs. During the first clinic visit, we will ask you about your child's medical history. This is followed by a full physical examination focused on the specific reason for the visit. Based on the data, we will decide if further testing or treatment is needed.
If the child is diabetic, we will assess blood sugar logs and meter, and download of the pump if the child has one.
Our physicians and staff are some of the best qualified in the country. Our physician is certified as a Pediatric Endocrinology Consultant by the American Board of Pediatrics and has many years of experience in the U.S.A.
Our pediatric endocrinology clinic is part of our new Children’s Medical Center. The center is set to become the new benchmark for pediatric care in the region. From the child-friendly waiting areas and consultations rooms to nurses with pediatric experience and availability of pediatric consultants and specialists, we aim to make your experience stress-free and pleasant.
- General pediatrics
- Pediatric endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity
- Pediatric cardiology
- Pediatric pulmonology
- Pediatric neurology
- Pediatric gastroenterology
- Pediatric dentistry
We are affiliated with Danat Al Emarat Women and Children’s Hospital and Moorefield’s Eye Hospital.
If your child is under 18 years of age and has any complaints or conditions listed above, do not hesitate or delay. Contact us for an appointment today!Back