Riley Hospital for Children Endocrinology at IU Health
Riley Hospital for Children Endocrinology at Indiana University Health provides comprehensive services for infants, children and adolescents with diseases or disorders of the endocrine glands, such as thyroid disease or diabetes. In addition to evaluation and treatment, an important part of our program is providing extensive educational and support services for our patients and their families.
Our Team is Led by Physician Specialists
Our physicians are board certified in pediatrics and have received additional, subspecialty training in pediatric endocrinology/diabetology. Our team also includes pediatric nurse specialists, dietitians and a social worker. Less visible to patients, but just as important, our research teams conduct various studies, which continually search for ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of endocrine and diabetic disorders.
Treating Endocrine-Related Disorders
Our team is experienced in treating all endocrine problems of infancy, childhood and adolescence. These include diabetes mellitus, growth disorders, Turner syndrome, disorders of sex development, delayed and precocious puberty, congenital and acquired disorders of thyroid function, hypoglycemia, disorders of calcium metabolism, adrenal disorders, diabetes insipidus and anterior pituitary dysfunction. The Riley Endocrinology at IU Health Endocrine Testing Clinic is a state-of-the-art outpatient facility providing comprehensive evaluation of a broad range of endocrine conditions.
An Individualized Plan for Each Patient
Each child's treatment plan is individualized to the child's and family's unique needs. Depending on the problem, children may be treated either as outpatients or as inpatients in Riley at IU Health. In either case, our team works closely with the child's referring physician and offers specialized educational services to support both patient and family.
Education Supports the Child and the Family
The Riley Endocrinology at IU Health Educational program provides the education families need to successfully deal with an endocrine problem. Many families of children who receive care on an outpatient basis require in-depth, ongoing education so that they can successfully manage their child's care at home. For example, families who give growth hormone injections to a child at home receive all the necessary education, written materials and supplies needed for home care, as well as support from our physicians and nursing team.
For Consultations or Referrals:
IMACS (Indiana Medical Access and Communication System) is a toll-free, direct line that gives you, the healthcare professional, and your office team prompt access to IU physicians for clinical consultations, patient referrals, patient information, or the latest research protocols. Simply call: 317.916.3500 or 1.800.622.4989, or you can call the Pediatric Endocrinology office directly by phone at 317.944.3889 or fax at 317.944.3882.
In addition to connecting you with our clinical specialties, IMACS can connect you to: the Ruth Lilly Medical Library & Research Building; the IUPUI Medical Bookstore; the IU Health LifeLine Helicopter; the Newborn Intensive Care Vans and Continuing Medical Education. IMACS physician resource specialists are trained professionals who will expertly direct your call, even if you are not certain of whom to ask. IU Health Partners operates IMACS, and they follow detailed guidelines, established by our medical team, to help you select the most appropriate person or area.
IMACS specialists will stay with you on the line until your call is complete to ensure you receive the information you need. They can transfer your call to a different area or help you make multiple contacts with just one call.
For routine consultations or referrals, please call IMACS Monday-Friday from 8 am – 5:30 pm. For emergency consultations or referrals, IMACS operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.