Endocrinology (Hormones & Growth)

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The way your child grows, develops and even feels, can depend on how well their endocrine system is working. Endocrine disorders create hormone imbalances 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.

 
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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
Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville South

14785 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32258
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For Appointments: (904) 697-3600

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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)
Nemours lab: (904) 697-3405 (No appointment needed)

Please request medication refills at the time you make your appointment — requests may take 48 hours to complete.

Radiology Scheduling

X-rays and Ultrasounds: (904) 697-3405
MRI and CT Scans: (904) 202-8888 (Wolfson Children's Hospital)

 
What to Bring
  • 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
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

 
Forms & Resources
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families
Medication Refills

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 Information & Resources

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

Genotropin
Manufacturer: Pfizer Inc.
Reimbursement Center: Pfizer Bridge
Contact Case Manager: (800) 645-1280

Humatrope
Manufacturer: Eli Lilly and Company
Reimbursement Center: HRC-Humatrope
Contact Case Manager: (800) 642-2340

Norditropin
Manufacturer: Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Reimbursement Center: Nordicare
Contact Case Manager: (888) 668-6444

Nutropin
Manufacturer: Genentech
Reimbursement Center: Nutropin GPS
Contact Case Manager: (866) 688-7674

Omnitrope
Manufacturer: Sandoz, Inc.
Reimbursement Center: OmniSource
Contact Case Manager: (866) 749-3550

Saizen
Manufacturer: EMD Serono, Inc.
Reimbursement Center: Connections for Growth
Contact Case Manager: (800) 582-7989

Tev-tropin
Manufacturer: Gate Pharmaceuticals
Reimbursement Center: Growth Solutions
Contact Case Manager: (866) 838-8767


In Jacksonville, Fla., pediatric endocrinologists from Nemours are part of the same team of specialists that make Wolfson Children’s Hospital one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals for endocrinology and diabetes care for children and teens. Families come to us from all over the world to receive top-quality medical care from top experts in pediatric endocrinology.

To extend convenient, expert care to our families on Jacksonville’s south side, board-certified pediatric endocrinologists from the downtown Jacksonville Nemours clinic (next door to Wolfson’s) also see patients here, at our Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South.


Expert Pediatric Endocrinologists at Nemours

Endocrine disorders in children are often complex and require highly specialized pediatric care. That’s why it’s important to have your child evaluated and treated by pediatric endocrinologists who are experienced in caring for kids with special health needs.

Advanced Endocrinology Care at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South

At Nemours, our endocrinology specialists work closely with researchers who are actively studying advanced treatments and care for growth and hormone problems in children, so your child gets the very best care possible. We have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic screenings and other services at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, including assessments on bone age and body composition and tests that measure growth hormone deficiency and more.

 
Common Endocrine Disorders in Children

Nemours’ pediatric endocrinology specialists evaluate, diagnose and treat growth and hormone disorders in children of all ages, ranging from mild to extremely complex. We see patients with a variety of conditions, including:

  • 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 Klinefelter syndrome

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If Your Child Needs Tests, Surgery or Hospitalization

The Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South offers X-ray imaging onsite, while MRIs and nuclear medicine studies, CT scans, ultrasounds and interventional radiology services are provided at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

If your child needs additional tests, therapies or rehabilitation, surgery or an overnight hospital stay, your endocrinology team and specialists at Wolfson Children’s Hospital will take good care of your family and make the experience as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Electronic Health Record: Keeping Track of Your Child’s Progress

No matter where your child receives care at Nemours, your medical team (including your primary care provider) can access your child’s medical history, test results and visit notes anytime through our award-winning electronic health record system.

You can also view parts of your child's health records, communicate with your Nemours care team, make appointments, request prescription refills and more through our MyNemours online patient portal.

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The Nemours Commitment to Family-Centered Care

At Nemours, we recognize the importance of the family in the care and healing process. Because many of the children we see have chronic illnesses that require repeated visits, we build strong relationships with our families that foster respect, dignity and collaboration. We’re also committed to educating children and families about the medical condition, and how best to manage it. Our goal is to get your child back to the business of being a kid as quickly as possible.

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