404 SAMUEL FREEDMAN MD - Medical Services

Medical Services

Pediatric Endocrinology
Is the field of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of glandular disorders and hormonal abnormalities in children. Hormones are chemicals produced by the glands which travel through the blood and affect various parts of the body or the body as a whole.

  • Endocrine Disorders in Children Include:

  • Growth Problems
    • Short Stature
    • Tall Stature
    • Failure to Thrive
  • Pubertal Problems
    • Precocious puberty (too early)
    • Delayed or Late puberty
    • Early Adrenarche (Sexual hair)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS)
  • Hirsutism – Exceess hair growth in girls or young men
  • Amenorrhea – irregular or absent menstrual periods
  • Diabetes
    • Childhood Onset (Type I)
    • Adult Onset (Type II)
  • Calcium Problems – Osteoporosis, fractures, bone disease
  • Thyroid Disorders
    • Hypothyroidism – too low
    • Hyperthyroidism – too high
    • Goiter – enlarged thyroid gland
  • Hypoglycemia – low blood sugar
  • Gynecomastia – breast development in boys
  • Undescended Testicles in boys