Some important factors responsible for the way your child grows, develops, and even feels, depend on how well their endocrine system is working. Endocrine disorders create hormone imbalance that can affect a child's health in many different ways. Our pediatric endocrinologists provide care, treatment, education, and supportive services to children dealing with both common and rare endocrine disorders.
Made up of hormone-producing glands, the endocrine system controls many body functions such as growth and development, maturation, energy levels, and mood.
And although Type 1 diabetes — also known as juvenile diabetes — is the most recognizable condition, our experts treat other diseases of the endocrine system such as:
- puberty disorders: premature (precocious) puberty, delayed puberty
- growth disorders: short stature (growth failure), growth hormone deficiency
- thyroid diseases: hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s disease), hyperthyroidism (Graves disease)
- pituitary disorders: diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism
- adrenal disorders: Addison disease, Cushing syndrome
- polycystic ovary syndrome and other menstrual disorders
- genetic disorders: Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Noonan syndrome, Russell Silver syndrome
- bone diseases and disorders of calcium and vitamin D: rickets and osteoporosis
- disorders of sexual differentiation
Phone: (904) 697-3600
For Appointments in Endocrinology
Phone: (904) 697-3759
Fax: (904) 697-3895
Weekends/After hours: (904) 697-3600
Test results: (904) 697-3759 (Please wait one week after labs have been done)
X-rays, ultrasound, and blood lab draws at Nemours call: (904) 697-3405
Please request medication refills at the time you make your appointment — requests may take 48 hours to complete.
- photo ID
- medical and pharmacy insurance cards
- preferred pharmacy name and phone number
- names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
- guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
Bring these forms for your first appointment:
New Patient Forms
- Authorization for Treatment and Release of Information (PDF)
- Assignment of Benefits (PDF)
- Notice of Limited Liability (PDF)
Returning Patient Forms
- Patient Presents without Legal Guardian (PDF)
Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
Resources for Patients & Families
- Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville: Located across from Nemours Children’s Clinic and close to Wolfson Children’s Hospital, this safe, family-centered home away from home is offered to families who have children that need to be hospitalized
Please request medication refills at the time you make your appointment – requests may take 48 hours to complete.
When calling for a refill, include:
- your child’s name
- medication name and dosage
- pharmacy name and phone number
- prescriptions will not be refilled if you have not been seen in our clinic in the past six months
Growth hormone therapy requires prior authorization for a brand on your insurance drug formulary. Please notify your insurance company to find out what brand(s) is covered (preferred) with a prior authorization.
When growth hormone therapy is recommended for your child, the following list of growth hormone manufacturer websites can be useful educational resources to help you become comfortable in making a choice for your child. Many of them include such tools as product and device information, storage and safety information, financial support programs, and instructional guides and demonstration videos. Reimbursement Center Case Managers can assist with insurance benefit investigation and coordination of growth hormone therapy.
Growth Hormone Manufacturers
Manufacturer: Pfizer Inc.
Reimbursement Center: Pfizer Bridge
Contact Case Manager: 800-645-1280
Manufacturer: Eli Lilly and Company
Reimbursement Center: HRC-Humatrope
Contact Case Manager: 800-642-2340
Manufacturer: Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Reimbursement Center: Nordicare
Contact Case Manager: 888-668-6444
Reimbursement Center: Nutropin GPS
Contact Case Manager: 866-688-7674
Manufacturer: Sandoz, Inc.
Reimbursement Center: OmniSource
Contact Case Manager: 866-749-3550
Manufacturer: EMD Serono, Inc.
Reimbursement Center: Connections for Growth
Contact Case Manager: 800-582-7989
Manufacturer: Gate Pharmaceuticals
Reimbursement Center: Growth Solutions
Contact Case Manager: 866-838-8767
As a parent, you know the importance of balance in your child’s life – and so does your child’s body. Too many or too little of certain nutrients or hormones can result in an endocrine system disorder that can affect the way your child feels, moves, and grows.
The board-certified pediatric endocrinologists at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, know how to recognize and treat these kinds of conditions so that your child can start feeling better again.
With access to state-of-the-art diagnostic screenings and other services at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, one of our many health providers we partner with to offer top-quality, comprehensive care, our pediatric endocrinology team can assess your child’s condition and develop treatments especially for your child’s needs.
The endocrine system is important to children’s growth and development. It’s made up of a network of hormone-producing glands that control or regulate different processes within your child’s body such as growth, energy level, mood, puberty, reproduction, and more.
The main glands of the endocrine system include:
- reproductive organs
In order for your child’s body to function, everything needs to be working in harmony – that is, the glands need to secrete just the right amount of hormones throughout the blood stream. When that doesn’t happen – and there’s too much or too little hormones released – it can directly affect your child’s overall health, mood, energy, and growth.
- disorders of puberty (delayed and early)
- adrenal disorders
- thyroid disorders
- growth disorders
- pituitary disorders
- disorders of reproduction
- sexual differentiation disorders
- metabolic bone disease and juvenile osteoporosis
- endocrine tumors, thyroid cancer
- Turner syndrome, Noonan syndrome, Russell Silver syndrome and Klinefleter syndrome
Nemours pediatric endocrinologists specialize in helping children with endocrine disorders. Along with our board certified pediatric endocrinologists our comprehensive care team, includes:
- nurses with advanced training
- registered dietitians
- licensed clinical social workers
- certified diabetes educators
Our pediatric endocrinology team is experienced in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating children with all types of endocrine disorders. Some of the state-of-the-art technology and screenings we may use to help us assess your child’s condition include:
- X-rays – for bone age assessment and other tests
- blood tests for diabetes and other disorders
- bone density
- body composition
- nutritional assessment
- growth hormone secretion tests
- hormonal deficiency tests
Our pediatric endocrinologists and scientists involved in The Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Research at Nemours, are dedicated about their research. And that means the children we care for can directly benefit from our innovative research activities.
Because of the extensive research efforts of our dedicated physicians and scientists, children diagnosed with multiple endocrine disorders from around the United States and abroad are referred to Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville. These kids often have complex medical conditions and seek the expert care and advice of our pediatric endocrinologists.