Welcome to the WMed Pediatric Endocrine Clinic
Our Pediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic provides comprehensive outpatient consultation and ongoing care services for infants, children and adolescents with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Care of endocrine disorders is a team effort, requiring that families be given necessary information and access to resources, including websites and support groups, to provide for their children. Personal attention from physicians to questions raised between office visits is a critical part of maintaining the team. Nursing staff are members of the Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society to afford them expertise in helping families with endocrine care.
Our Pediatric Endocrine Clinics are staffed by Board Certified Endocrinologist(s) and Pediatric Endocrine nurses who keep current by membership in a national professional organization focused on the needs of children with endocrine disorders. New patient consultations may be requested by the primary care physician as continuing care is provided with the understanding that the primary care physician is a partner and will be kept up to date with progress and any changes in care.
Diabetes Clinics provide ongoing care with a team including nutrition education. These alternate with intensive, one to one visits with a Diabetes Nurse Practitioner. We follow ADA recommendations to see people with diabetes every three months.
Children's Special Health Care Services Annual Diabetes Clinics additionally include social work and diabetes nurse educator assessment and service. These clinics also serve to maintain the insurance coverage for diabetes care needs until age 21.
What services do WMed Pediatric Endocrinologist provide?
- Disorders of Growth - Short Stature, Constitutional Delay of growth and development.
- Thyroid disorders - Congenital hypothyroidism, Acquired hypothyroidism, Hashimoto thyroiditis, Graves Disease.
- Pituitary disorders - Growth hormone deficiency, Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, hyperprolactinemia, Diabetes Insipidus, Hypopituitarism.
- Calcium disorders - Hypocalcemia due to hypoparathyroidism, Nutritional Rickets, Phosphaturic Rickets, Hypercalcemia due to hyperparathyroidism.
- Adrenal disorders - Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Addison's disease.
- Disorders of puberty - Precocious puberty, McCune Albright syndrome and Delayed puberty.
- Diabetes - Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
- Endocrine conditions acquired during cancer therapy in children.
- Endocrine needs for girls with Turner syndrome.
- Growth evaluation / treatment for children with Prader-Willi syndrome.
We provide in-hospital consultations.
We also welcome telephone conversations with primary care physicians to help them to decide whether a diabetes or endocrine clinic visit should be scheduled.
We provide assistance to families to help schools provide safe and effective care at school for children with diabetes and other endocrine conditions.
Dr. Martin Draznin
Patricia Wiita, Nurse Practitioner
Located on the 2nd Floor in the WMed building at 1000 Oakland Drive.
Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 AM - 12 noon and 1 - 5 PM and
9 AM - 12 noon and 1 - 5 PM on Wednesday
We provide 24-hour care with full telephone availability during evenings and weekends. We urge you to call us before going to an emergency room.
To contact the Clinic
For general clinic information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect a response within 72 hours. For medical questions including prescription refills and to schedule an appointment, please call 269.337.6430.
The American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org
The Pediatric Endocrine Society www.pedsendo.org
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists www.aace.com
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Research and Education Foundation www.caresfoundation.org
Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association www.diabetes-exercise.org
Children With Diabetes, organized and run by families of children with diabetes www.childrenwithdiabetes.com
The Human Growth Foundation www.hgfound.org
The Major Aspects of Growth in Children Foundation www.magicfoundation.org