After your child has been diagnosed, he or she will come to the Dayton Children’s endocrinology clinic every three to six months for a check-up. The purpose of this check up is to monitor growth and development, evaluate how well the therapy is working, monitor for side effects and answer questions.
One of our experienced medical assistants will check your child’s height, weight and vital signs and ask questions about how your child is doing. Then your child’s endocrinologist will perform a brief physical exam and address any specific concerns. Our endocrinologists spend as much time as necessary with patients and families, always making sure to answer all of their questions.
We also offer appointments with a social worker and dietitian in the clinic as needed. Our social worker can help with concerns such as finding transportation to and from the hospital, filling out insurance forms and providing your child’s school nurse with helpful resources. The dietitian can help families establish a nutrition plan to address problems such as obesity and poor weight gain, which can affect children with an endocrinology disorder.
In between appointments, our endocrinology nurses can work with families to address many concerns—insurance coverage, financial assistance for medications, prescription refills, referrals to other specialists and test results, just to name a few.
A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling.
Our endocrinology nurses work with families to address many concerns and can be reached during regular business hours of 8 am to 5 pm. After hours, you can dial 937-641-3000 and ask that the endocrinologist on call be paged.
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Make a referral
Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours
Toll-free fax: 1-866-891-6941
Hours: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday