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Pediatric Endocrinology


The Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes team provides care for children with hormone and gland problems, including type one and type two diabetes, growth disorders, thyroid disorders, pubertal disorders, and other disorders related to hormonal dysfunction.

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)

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: Ballad Health Medical Group
408 North State of Franklin Road, Suite 31B, Johnson City, TN 37604
Clinic Phone: 423-431-4946, Fax: 423-431-4947
After hours nursing line: 423-431-4946