A pediatric endocrinologist, a doctor specializing in the hormones of children, administers this type of therapy before a child's bone growth plates have fused or joined.
In some cases, the condition is treated by an endocrinologist or cardiologist.
More severe cases may be referred to a dermatologist (skin doctor) or an endocrinologist (doctor who treats hormonal/glandular disorders).
Children may require a consultation with an endocrinologist, a physician who specializes in the hormone-producing (endocrine) glands.
If the primary care physician suspects the condition is present, he or she may refer the child to an endocrinologist.
Parents may also consider taking the child directly to an endocrinologist without a referral.
Children with CAH should see a pediatric endocrinologist frequently.
The endocrinologist will assess height, weight, and blood pressure, and order an annual x ray of the wrist (to assess bone age), as well as assess blood hormone levels.
The plan was devised by Leighton Steward, a CEO for a Fortune 500 company, with the help of an endocrinologist, a cardiologist and a gastroenterologist.
Kaufman is a pediatric endocrinologist and she is president of the American Diabetes Association.
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