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, Pensacola

5153 North Ninth Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32504
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Phone: (850) 505-4745
Fax: (850) 505-4756
Weekends/evenings/after hours: (800) SOS-KIDS (767-5437)

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(850) 505-4745

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Time)
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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:

Returning Patients
Please also bring (if available):
  • all outside records
  • growth curves
  • X-rays and laboratory results
  • meters and pumps
  • log books
  • lists of medications
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families
Support Services
  • Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Florida: Located near Nemours Children’s Clinic, Pensacola and Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, this family-centered home away from home is available to families whose child needs to be hospitalized for treatment
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.


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, Pensacola, 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 Sacred Heart Hospital – one of our many health care providers we partner with to help extend the Nemours care, our pediatric endocrinology team can assess your child’s condition and develop treatments especially for your child’s needs.

 
Common Endocrine Disorders in Children
  • diabetes
  • disorders of puberty
  • abnormal thyroid function
  • hormone and growth disorders
  • reproduction
  • sexual differentiation disorders
  • bone disease
  • Turner syndrome, Noonan syndrome, Russell Silver syndrome and Klinefelter syndrome
 
Our Pediatric Endocrinology Care Team

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
 
Diagnosing Your Child’s Endocrine Disorder

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