The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology studies and treats diseases of the endocrine system in children, including growth problems, bone pubertal development, thyroid disorders and diabetes. Since these diseases can affect the lives of the entire family, counselors and specialists are also part of a team that helps children and families deal with every aspect of the disease.
Some of the more common pediatric endocrine disorders we treat are:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Growth disorders
- Thyroid disorders
- Problems of calcium metabolism
Our outpatient clinics operate five days each week, seeing approximately 2,500 patients each year. Patients in Eastern Kentucky with diabetes mellitus can visit one of our traveling clinics devoted exclusively to the treatment and management of the disease.
We have a team of specialists who travel to clinics throughout the state to see established patients with diabetes mellitus closer to home.
Traveling clinics are for kids who are already patients of the division and are located in:
Knox County Health Department
261 Hospital Drive
Barbourville KY 40906
Wayne County Health Department
1020 S. Main St.
Monticello KY 42633
Pike County Health Department
119 River Drive
Pikeville KY 41501