You are here

Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

The Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes team at Niswonger Children’s Hospital provides care for children throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia with hormone and gland problems – including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, growth disorders, thyroid disorders, puberty-related disorders and other hormone dysfunction disorders.

Pediatric endocrinology services

Examples of services provided by Pediatric Endocrinology include:

  • Growth problems, such as short stature
  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
  • Underactive or overactive thyroid gland
  • Pituitary gland hypo / hyper function
  • Adrenal gland hypo / hyper function
  • Ambiguous genitals / intersex
  • Ovarian and testicular dysfunction
  • Diabetes
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Obesity
  • Problems with Vitamin D (rickets, hypocalcemia)

Pediatric diabetes 

To learn about pediatric diabetes, download our Pediatric Diabetes Notebook [PDF] or view our flipbook below.


 

Our endocrinology team

  • George Ford, MD, MS, endocrinology and diabetes physician
  • Evan Los, MD, endocrinology and diabetes physician
  • Alexis Duty, FNP, endocrinology and diabetes nurse practitioner
  • Morgan Armentrout, BSN,  diabetes educator
  • Donna Brookshear, LPN, clinic nurse

Contact information

George Ford, MD, MS
Assistant Professor Pediatric Endocrinology
East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine
Niswonger Children’s Hospital

Clinic: Mountain States Medical Group
408 North State of Franklin Road, Suite 31B
Johnson City, TN 37604
Clinic phone: (423) 431-4946
After hours nursing line: (423) 431-4946 
Email: fordga@etsu.edu