Many things can complicate childhood growth and development, including hormone regulation and metabolism. Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Endocrinology specialists are trained and board certified to identify child growth problems and hormone regulation of all kinds. Children with hormone complications should treated differently than adults with hormonal complications, and we are here to provide highly specialized care for your child.

If you suspect your child may have a growth or hormonal abnormality, including diabetes or thyroid disorders, your primary care pediatrician may refer your child to a specialist for testing. We will help your child while also helping you learn how to best manage your child’s condition.

Diagnoses and Treatment

  • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Type I, Type II, monogenic diabetes, CFRD and others
    • Insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitors
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Adrenal Disorders
    • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
    • Addison’s Disease
    • Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Pubertal Disorders
  • Disorders of Sex Development
  • Calcium metabolic disorders
    • Parathyroid disorders
    • Rickets and other bone fragility disorders
  • Growth Disorders
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Turner and Klinefelter syndrome

Tests and Procedures Performed:

  • Growth Hormone Testing
  • Gonadal Response Testing
  • Thyroid Function Testing
  • Adrenal Gland Testing
  • Glucose and Lipid Metabolism Testing

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Endocrinology
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 409
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 765-6834

Jay Gardner, MD

Chantal Lutfallah, MD

Daniel S. Hsia, MD

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