Endocrinology - Patient Care and Treatment

Endocrinology - Patient Care and Treatment

Learn more about the conditions we treat at Penn State Children’s Hospital Pediatric Endocrinology. 

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Experienced care, advanced treatments

Penn State Children’s Hospital Pediatric Endocrinology tests and cares for children with hormone disorders affecting the endocrine system.

The endocrine system produces hormones that control:

  • Growth and development
  • Metabolism (chemical reactions in the body’s cells)
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Sexual function
  • Tissue function

Common disorders we treat include:

  • Conditions affecting the adrenal gland (makes hormones that control blood pressure, blood sugar and stress):
    • Adrenal insufficiency or hyper-function
    • At birth (congenital) adrenal hyperplasia
    • Adrenal tumor
  • Metabolic and genetic bone disorders:
    • Calcium, phosphate or vitamin D deficiencies
    • Parathyroid
  • Diabetes and low blood sugar
  • Disorders of sexual development:
    • Early or delayed puberty
    • Menstrual (period) and breast problems
    • Testis or ovarian failure
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Thyroid disorders:
    • Enlarged thyroid or tumor
    • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
    • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
  • Pituitary disorders:
    • Thyroid
    • Adrenal
    • Sexual development
    • Prolactin
    • Fluid and electrolyte abnormalities
  • Lipid disorders:
    • Slow or excessive growth
    • Failure to thrive
    • Growth hormone deficiency
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Hypertension
    • Cholesterol
  • At birth (congenital) disorders

Diabetes Program

Our specialized Diabetes Program serves more than 900 children with diabetes. Our team includes doctors, nurse educators, dietitians and social workers. We work with you and your child on pump preparedness and insulin pump training - common treatments for diabetes. We also work with and educate school nurses who care for students.

Contact us

Scheduling: 717-531-4751
Fax: 717-531-6139

Academic Office: 717-531-1481