Pediatric Endocrinology

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital consists of board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, as well nurse practitioners, registered nurse-certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, social workers and medical assistants. Our team members work together in the effort to provide the best care possible for your child. Our world-class facility is recognized for pediatric diabetic care by the American Diabetes Association.

We also work closely in conjunction with our comprehensive Diabetes Center at Memorial Regional Hospital / Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital where the multidisciplinary team of nurses and nutritionists all are certified diabetes educators. They provide outstanding inpatient and outpatient care to patients with diabetes and are also recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Pediatric Endocrinology Services

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital treats patients from birth through the age of 18. Below are some of the conditions that we diagnose and treat:

  • Deficiencies or excesses of hormones from the pituitary, thyroid or adrenal glands
  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Growth insufficiency/deficiency/excess
  • Menstrual abnormalities
  • Short stature
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes

Recognizing the Role of Family

We complement our medical expertise with a patient- and family-centered care philosophy. Since family members are the patient's primary source of emotional support, we provide extensive information and education so they may have a greater understanding of their loved one's condition, and how they can help during treatment. Each family is directed to local and national support resources to help with coping skills, financial assistance, and quality of life.

Our division partners with many community organizations, including:

For more information about the Pediatric Endocrinology Program, contact us at 954-265-6984.

School Forms

School forms for diabetes camp need to be renewed annually. Your child's doctor will give you a school form at your child's follow-up visit, from May 1 through the start of the school year. We have forms for Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties, as well as a generic form that can be used for area private schools.

When completing the forms, please be sure to fill in your name, contact information and information about what parts of diabetes self-care your child is capable of doing during the school day, as well as areas where he or she will require support or assistance. Please note that forms must be renewed yearly, so plan accordingly. We will not fax forms at the beginning of the school year rather, they must be filled out and returned to our office where a nurse can review them and then give them to a physician or practitioner to sign. The form will then be given back to the parents to be delivered to the school.

Camp Forms

Not all camps have specific forms for medication administration. If your child's camp does not have a form, please discuss with your child's provider. Please do this well in advance of the start of camp.

Camp Forms for Children with Diabetes

Diabetes camps have a specific form related to insulin doses that must be filled out and signed prior to camp. At your child's follow-up visit prior to camp, please discuss with their diabetes provider a plan for adjusting insulin doses for camp and bring the appropriate forms to be filled out and signed. There is another section related to immunizations and general care that must be filled out and signed by your child's primary care doctor.

If your child has diabetes but is not going to diabetes camp please discuss with your child's camp.

Camp Forms for Endocrine Patients

Please check with your camp to see what forms need to be filled out for medication administration. Also, please note that we are unable to sign forms related to immunization and general care. These forms will need to signed by your child's primary care doctor.

The above information is not medical advice and is provided for information only. You should not make any treatment decisions on the basis of this information.