Endocrine glands produce the body’s hormones that send signals throughout the entire body to regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things.
Before visiting an endocrinologist, most patients see their primary care doctor or provider who will refer you to an endocrinologist because a hormonal condition is suspected. These complex conditions often associated with hormonal imbalance can be difficult to identify but, once diagnosed, treatment options are available.
While diabetes is a well-known endocrine condition, there is a wide range of other disorders that affect both adults and children. USF Health has experts in both pediatric and adult endocrinology who are specially trained to diagnose and treat endocrine conditions.
Our providers offer inpatient treatment at Tampa General Hospital and continuous services. The majority of our pediatric endocrine patients are seen at Shriners Hospital on the USF Campus. Stimulation testing for growth hormone deficiency, precocious puberty, and adrenal insufficiency are generally performed there. Biphosphonate infusions are done there as well.
To schedule an appointment with a pediatric endocrinologist at Shriners please call 813-975-7106. Records may be faxed to 813-866-7742
Pediatric endocrinologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions associated with growth and development, including the following hormonal disorders:
Adult endocrinologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat hormonal conditions affecting adults, including the following: