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ChildEndocrinology

Location:

Paediatric Endocrinology Clinic:
Zone B, Level 1

Paediatric Medical Day Unit
Children’s Hospital
800 Commissioners Rd. East
London, ON

Driving and Parking:

Driving directions to Children's Hospital

Park in P8 located on the north side of the hospital.  This lot is accessible at the Wellington and Baseline entrance.

Contact:

The office of your Paediatric Endocrinologist or Nurse Clinician

Contact for Referrals:

Fax: 519-685-8105
Telephone: 519-685-8138 or 8139

Contents

Our Program

The Paediatric Endocrinology program offers a wide range of services for children and adolescents with conditions that affect their endocrine system.

Our Services

We offer expertise in all areas of paediatric and adolescent Endocrinology including:

  • Growth & Pubertal Problems
  • Obesity, Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
  • Intersex problems
  • Pituitary Dysfunction
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Other Hormonal disorders

Our Team

NAME

SPECIALTY

TELEPHONE

Dr. C. Clarson

Paediatric Endocrinologist

519-685-8138

Dr. R. Stein

Paediatric Endocrinologist

519-685-8139

Susan Rybansky

Nurse Clinician

519-685-8500

Ext. 52422

Johanna Kaipainen

Dietician

519-685-8500

Ext. 53517

Ruth Aitchison

Social Worker

519-685-8500

Ext. 57915

Brian Seeley

Social Worker

519-685-8500

Ext. 52456

What to Expect

During your time with us, you will meet several people who will teach you about your condition and its management. To get to know us better, here is a description of each team member's role.

Paediatric Endocrinologist

  • A paediatric endocrinologist is a specially trained doctor who has experience treating children and adolescents with hormone disorders.
  • Your child's medical care will be supervised by this physician.
  • He or she will also spend time with you and your child discussing management of the hormone disorder at home.
  • This physician is available to you at your regular check-ups every 3-6 months.

Nurse Clinician

  • A registered nurse with additional education and experience in endocrinology will help you understand your condition, medications and routines for managing your condition.
  • The nurse clinician is available to you at the time of diagnosis and in subsequent follow-up appointments and telephone calls.

Social Worker

  • A social worker is available to provide emotional support and counselling to patients and their families. They will help you deal with the changes involved in adjusting to your child’s diagnosis.
  • You may find it helpful to discuss personal, financial and family concerns that arise. The social worker can give you information about community resources to help with living expenses and the cost of medications.
  • The social worker is available to you at the time of diagnosis and in subsequent follow-up appointments.
 

Paediatric Medical Day Unit (PMDU) Clinic Nurses

  • Registered nurses who provide day-to-day care in the medical day unit.
  • You may be involved with the staff nurses around medical investigations and procedures.

Dietitian

  • A team member who has studied nutrition and the effect of food on the human body.
  • The dietitian is available to you to provide counselling if changes in your diet will help your condition.

Links & Resources

Childhood Injection Success Webinar to help parents and families make routine injections a success.

The webinar has been developed with the input of Child Life specialists and nurses who counsel families and includes topics such as:

  • Incorporating injections into daily life
  • Making injections a family process
  • Injecting outside of the home
  • Empowering children with “choices.”
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