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Endocrinology

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)

Pediatric Diabetes Notebook PDF

Physician's Diabetes Treatment School Order Forms

Our Endocrinology Team:

  • George Ford, MD, MS, Endocrinology and Diabetes Physician
  • Evan Los, MD, Endocriniology and Diabetes Physiciab
  • 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, Fax: 423-431-4947
After hours nursing line: 423-431-4946 
Email: fordga@etsu.edu

 
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Niswonger Children’s Hospital raising funds to create dedicated treatment space for babies born with drug addiction

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – In response to a region-wide epidemic of babies born addicted to drugs, the Mountain States Foundation is beginning a fundraising project to create a special unit within Niswonger Children’s Hospital dedicated to caring for babies who are born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Several upcoming fundraisers will help support the project, which is estimated to cost nearly $500,000.  ... read more about Niswonger Children’s Hospital raising funds to create dedicated treatment space for babies born with drug addiction.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Crown Laboratories donates $12,500, 40 Build-A-Bears to Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Crown Laboratories, Inc., made a $12,500 donation to the 2016 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon on Tuesday, and also presented a gift of 40 Build-A-Bears to the hospital. The fourth annual radiothon officially begins Feb. 29, but businesses around the community are already supporting the cause.  ... read more about Crown Laboratories donates $12,500, 40 Build-A-Bears to Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Niswonger Children’s Hospital to feature area musical prodigies in Super Bowl ad

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Young East Tennessee musicians EmiSunshine Hamilton and Fiddlin’ Carson Peters will be featured during Sunday night’s Super Bowl in a new TV spot for Niswonger Children’s Hospital. The two budding stars donated their musical talents to support the hospital. ... read more about Niswonger Children’s Hospital to feature area musical prodigies in Super Bowl ad .