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Endocrinology

(757) 668-7237

Telehealth Appointments Now Available

CHKD specialists are now offering secure and convenient appointments via telehealth. This means that your child can get the care they need from the CHKD physician you trust … all from the safety and comfort of your home. Read more about how the process works here. To schedule a telehealth appointment, call your provider.


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. See the list of conditions we treat below.

Conditions We Treat

  • Disorder of bone metabolism/formation 
  • Disorder of bone metabolism/formation
  • Hirsutism 
  • Gender affirming hormones 
 

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.


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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