Pediatric Endocrinology

Helping to Balance Your Child's Hormones Through Therapeutic and Medical Care

Hormones help your child grow and develop. Hormone levels that are too high or too low can be harmful. Medicine may help balance these hormones. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Endocrinology Services provides complete care and support for your child’s therapeutic and medical needs.

What is endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a group of glands. This system makes hormones and controls basic body functions, such as:

  • Metabolism
  • Growth
  • Sexual development

The amount of hormones the glands make is carefully balanced. Your child’s doctor may refer him to a specialist if he shows signs of having a condition that may affect his endocrine system.

Our team

Our pediatric-trained team includes:

  • Endocrinologist
  • Registered nurse
  • Certified diabetes educator/dietician
  • Licensed practical nurse 

Conditions we treat include:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Calcium and bone disorders
  • Disorders of puberty and sexual development
  • Growth disorders

Medication fact sheets

Learn about potential side effects of these medications:

    • Children’s worked with the American Diabetes Association and Georgia legislators to get Safe at School legislation passed in Georgia. This legislation requires every school in the state to train at least two employees in diabetes care. 
    • Children’s, in cooperation with Georgia Association of School Nurses, provided education to more than 200 school nurses across the state so they can return to their school districts and train school staff on proper diabetes care.
    • Children’s cares for nearly 400 children who are newly diagnosed with diabetes each year. 

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding is owned by Grady Health System® and managed by HSOC Inc., an affiliate of Children’s.