Pediatric endocrinologists are medical doctors who treat children. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the endocrine glands. The endocrine glands regulate hormones.
Pediatric endocrinologists are internists who have additional training in endocrinology for children. They often treat diabetes and thyroid disorders.
Pediatric endocrinologists can be board-certified through the American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Current as of: October 18, 2016
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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