The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) pediatric endocrinologists offer consultation and treatment for infants and children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.
Our mission is to provide up-to-date and comprehensive care for these children and their families, and to prevent complications of conditions.
What is a Pediatric Endocrinologist?
Pediatric endocrinology is a medical subspecialty that studies and treats conditions affecting physical growth and sexual development in children, as well as diabetes and other disorders of the endocrine (hormone) glands. Hormones are chemicals in the body that control bodily functions such as growth, breakdown of food and reproductive cycles.
In the United States and Canada, pediatric endocrinology is a subspecialty of the American Board of Pediatrics or the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, with board certification following fellowship training.
If your child has a hormonal condition or early or late puberty, your child's primary care doctor may recommend that he or she see a pediatric endocrinologist. Because children are still growing, their problems are unique from adults and a pediatric endocrinologist has special training in treating these problems.
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These are some of the conditions treated:
- Adrenal disorders such as Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), Cushing's disease & adrenal insufficiency
- Calcium, phosphorus, parathyroid and vitamin D disorders
- Genetic abnormalities associated with hormonal disorders such as Klinefelter's and Turner's Syndromes
- Growth disorders including short and tall stature
- Hypoglycemia due to hyperinsulinism or pituitary dysfunction
- Irregular menses and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
- Metabolic disorders including pre-diabetes, diabetes and abnormal lipids
- Pituitary disorders including hypopituitarism and Cushings disease
- Pubertal disorders including delayed adolescence and sexual precocity
- Thyroid disorders including congenital hypothyroidism, autoimmune hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
- Sexual differentiation and development disorders including congenital ambiguous genitalia
- Water regulation disorders including diabetes insipidus
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3200 Kearney Street
Fremont, California 94538
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, California 94568
Diane Suchet, M.D. (Los Altos & Palo Alto)
Los Altos Center
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, California 94022
Palo Alto Center
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301
Matt Stenerson, M.D.
(Mountain View & Santa Cruz)
Mountain View Center
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040
Santa Cruz Center
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Hormone Health Network
Patient Guides for various endocrine conditions are available
The Magic Foundation
Information about a number of endocrine conditions related to growth hormone deficiency.