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comprehensive specialty care for kids with endocrine disorders

Experts at Dayton Children’s provide comprehensive specialty care for kids with endocrine disorders. Our experienced, board-certified endocrinologists oversee every aspect of their patients’ care and provide leadership for a team that includes nurses, dietitians, a social worker and a psychologist. Patients and family members see the same familiar faces each time they visit our clinic. In fact, they will likely remain with the same physician for as long as they receive care at Dayton Children’s!

We offer two different outpatient clinics for children with endocrine disorders. The diabetes clinic is for children with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and the endocrinology clinic is for children with any other type of endocrine disorder.

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The endocrinology department welcomes phone calls to 937- 641-3487 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. After hours, you can dial 937-641-3000 and ask that the endocrinologist on call be paged.

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 at 937-641-4000.

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Paul Breyer, MD, Medical Director

endocrinology / diabetes
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Yelena Nicholson, DO

endocrinology / diabetes
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Stacy Meyer, MD

endocrinology / diabetes
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Susan Almazan, MD

endocrinology / diabetes
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Moira Pfeifer, MD

endocrinology / diabetes
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conditions and symptoms we treat:

diabetes

Dayton Children’s provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with type 1, type 2 and CF related diabetes.

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hyperinsulinism

Dayton Children’s hyperinsulinism clinic sees children with weight issues and a high insulin level. We focus on patients with moderate to severe hyperinsulinism, metabolic syndrome and risk for type 2 diabetes.

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short stature

Short stature is a condition in which shorter parents tend to have shorter children. This term applies to short children who don't have any symptoms of diseases that affect their growth. However, because they may be short or may not enter puberty when their classmates do, some may need extra help coping with teasing or reassurance that they will go through full sexual development eventually. In a few children who are very short or very late entering puberty, hormone treatment may be helpful.

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precocious puberty

Precocious puberty is the onset of signs of puberty before age 7 or 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. It can be physically and emotionally difficult for kids and is sometimes the sign of a health problem.

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thyroid disease

There are two main kinds of thyroid disorder or thyroid disease. Hyperthyroidism happens when the thyroid is too active and releases too much thyroid hormone into the blood. The other type is hypothyroidism. In this case, the thyroid isn't active enough, so not enough thyroid hormone is being made and released into the kid's bloodstream.

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failure to thrive

Failure to thrive refers to a child's inability to gain weight and grow as expected. Failure to thrive can be caused by a variety of medical conditions and social factors ranging from gastrointestinal problems and metabolic disorders to poor nutrition and emotional deprivation.

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pituitary dwarfism

Pituitary dwarfism, or growth hormone deficiency, is a condition in which the pituitary gland does not make enough growth hormone. This results in a child's slow growth pattern and an unusually small stature (below average height).

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gender dysphoria (transgender)

Being transgender is about gender identity — the way people see themselves and the gender they identify with. Most people's gender identity matches their anatomy. But those who are transgender feel different from their physical appearances. Our endocrinology department will see children dealing with gender dysphoria after receiving a referral from our psychology department.

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endocrinology

Learn more about care for diseases and disorders related to growth, pituitary gland, thyroid and others.

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diabetes

Learn more about our comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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hyperinsulnism clinic

Learn more about our care for children with weight issues and a high insulin level in our hyperinsulinism clinic.

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additional resources

Get access to pediatric specific educational articles and videos related to endocrine disorders.

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for current patients

Access forms, resources and more for our current endocrinology patient families.

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family support resource directory

Find resources, support groups, and camps near you for kids with endocrine disorders.

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