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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