At Ochsner Hospital for Children, we treat the whole child – not just their condition. We believe kids with endocrine disorders, including diabetes, deserve care by a passionate team who understands the physical as well as the emotional challenges ahead. Our team works together with parents and pediatricians to develop a personalized treatment plan for every child that we treat.
Why Choose Ochsner for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes?
Families from all over the Gulf South find the specialized care their child need at Ochsner Hospital for Children. Our team has great expertise in taking care of kids with a wide range of endocrine problems, even those with the rarest and most complex conditions. What’s more, our patients benefit from diabetes research and clinical trials we do at Ochsner Baptist.
In addition to our general endocrine and diabetes clinic, we offer LGBTQ+ services, which offers pediatric endocrine and behavioral health care for gender diverse youth under 18.
Our program is certified by the American Diabetes Association.
Schedule an Appointment
To make an appointment, call 504-842-3900. Follow-up appointments can be scheduled by phone or online at my.ochsner.org.
Meet the Team
Ochsner Hospital for Children has brought together a dedicated team of board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric endocrinologists, endocrinology nurses, diabetes nurse educators, and registered dietitians. When your child reaches adulthood, we provide a seamless transition to our adult endocrinology team. Plus, as part of the region’s leading medical system, we work closely with specialists in radiology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, surgery and other specialties.
Conditions We Treat
Ochsner’s Pediatric Endocrinology Section treats disorders of the endocrine system which includes the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas and gonads (testicles and ovaries). These glands produce hormones integral to your child’s growth and development. We treat:
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Amenorrhea/Irregular Menses
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Calcium/Metabolic Bone Disease
- Adrenal Disorders
- Early puberty / Delayed puberty
- Growth Disorders/Short Stature
- Pituitary Disorders
- Disorders of sexual differentiation
- Transgender Care
- Turner’s Syndrome
- Thyroid Disorders including thyroid cancer