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Pediatric Endocrinology

Benefis Health System offers pediatric endocrinology care for patients from newborns to 21 years of age who have conditions that affect their endocrine system.

Glands in the endocrine system produce hormones that regulate metabolism, body temperature, growth and development, mood, and other functions. Endocrinology disorders in children and adolescents can lead to a variety of health issues.

Many factors may affect a child’s endocrine system, including hormonal imbalances, inherited conditions, underlying medical conditions, and lifestyle. Our pediatric endocrinologist works closely with your child’s pediatrician or primary care physician to diagnose and treat their endocrine disorder and help them achieve their best possible health.

We understand that issues with growth and development can be challenging for children, and we care for each young patient with compassion and understanding.

Expert care for endocrinology conditions

We care for young patients with a comprehensive range of endocrinology disorders, including:

  • Diabetes type 1, type 2, and maturity-onset diabetes
  • Obesity and other weight problems
  • Puberty-related conditions
  • Growth and development issues
  • Thyroid gland disorders
  • Pituitary gland disorders
  • Adrenal gland disorders

Your child’s care will include a comprehensive medical history, exam, and often blood tests to determine the cause of the problem and develop a personalized treatment plan. Common treatments include hormone therapy and, in some cases, lifestyle changes to help get your child’s endocrine system back on track.

Contact Us

For more information about Benefits pediatric endocrinology care or to make an appointment, call (406) 731-8865. Telehealth appointments via smartphone or tablet also are available.