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(757) 668-7237

The pediatric endocrinology specialists at CHKD provide a comprehensive range of diagnosis and treatment programs for infants, children and adolescents with conditions or diseases of the endocrine (hormone) system.

Conditions We Treat

  • Disorder of bone metabolism/formation 
  • Disorder of bone metabolism/formation
  • Hirsutism 

Referral Guidelines

Our Services

We tailor each child's treatment plan according to his or her unique needs. Among the services we may recommend for your child are:

  • Education consultation for growth hormone treatments
  • Education consultation for new onset diabetes
  • Diabetes Center

Our Staff

Our physicians are all board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are also certified in pediatric endocrinology. In addition, each physician has completed a fellowship in areas such as pediatric endocrinology and adolescent medicine. Each physician is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine.

Read About Endocrinology's Ongoing Clinical Trials

    Insurance and Referral Information

    If you have an HMO, you must:  

    • Get a referral from your child's primary care physician before you call to make an appointment. 
    • Make sure your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral. 
    • Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.  

    If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.

    We offer in-depth information about insurance in our billing and insurance section.

    Endocrinology Locations
    (757) 668-7237

    Our Fax Number

    (757) 668-8215

    JDRF-ADA Statement On T1D and BCG Vaccine

    According to the JDRF and the American Diabetes Association, the findings concerning the small number of type 1 diabetes patients followed by Dr. Denise Faustman's study of the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine "do not provide enough clinical evidence to support any recommended change in therapy at this time."

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