Pediatric Endocrinology

Bon Secours Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Associates (PEDA) diagnoses and treats hormone disorders in children from birth to age 21 years.

Common problems that are seen in our pediatric endocrinology clinic include:

  • Diabetes
  • Low blood sugar
  • Short stature
  • Poor weight gain
  • Obesity
  • Early or late puberty
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Adrenal gland disorders
  • Menstrual problems
  • Abnormalities of genital development
  • Abnormalities of bone mineralization

We have a team of physicians who are certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology, pediatric nurses with training in the hormone disorders of children, a dietitian with experience in diabetes and obesity, a psychologist with a special interest in patients with chronic disease, and a social worker. Our team works to provide comprehensive care for our patients, and offers additional services and education through the Diabetes Treatment Center (DTC). The DTC educational program is recognized for its excellence by the American Diabetes Association, and is conveniently located on St. Mary’s campus, with additional satellite offices at other Bon Secours facilities.

Every summer, PEDA and DTC provide a one-week day camp for young children with diabetes. The goals of the camp are for children with diabetes to have fun in a safe environment, make friends with others who have diabetes, and learn more about childhood diabetes. Families can be confident that their children will receive excellent care from our very knowledgeable medical staff.

We are currently developing a comprehensive program for children who are overweight. Our program will include an initial medical evaluation of all participants by a physician, ongoing medical supervision throughout the course of the program, dietary education including hands-on food preparation, exercise instruction and practice, and group and/or individual counseling.

PEDA is committed to providing up-to-date, comprehensive and compassionate care for our patients and their families. The changing medical and emotional needs of our patients as they get older are addressed. We work with the entire family as the role of the family in the care of a child with a chronic medical problem is of great importance.

In addition to physician referrals, we also accept self-referrals.

Diabetes Resources:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Diabetes Treatment Center (DTC)
The Magic Foundation is a resource for those with other endocrine disorders.

Contact Us

5875 Bremo Road
MOB South, Suite 306
Richmond, VA 23226