With our extensive experience in the field of pediatric endocrinology (hormonal disorders in children) and pediatric diabetology (diabetes in children) and our personal commitment, we offer targeted medical diagnostics, treatment and care. All congenital or acquired hormonal disorders belong to our field of expertise. In addition, we offer sports medical examinations and consultations regarding growth, puberty, body composition, energy balance and nutrition. Questions in relation to nutrition are closely discussed with the dipl. Nutritionists HF Mrs. Kirsten Scheuer and Mrs. Franziska Hess.
What to expect during a consultation
With the referral documents, we can prepare ourselves carefully and plan the consultation. A consultation lasts about 45 to 60 minutes; it is a big concern for us to have enough time for the conversation with the patient and parents. If a blood test is necessary we usually plan it at the end of the consultation, on request a local anesthesia (Emla®) can be used. Normally we send your doctor a well comprehensive report, of which you will also receive a copy.
A hand X-ray image is often necessary for the primary assessment of hormonal disorders and follow-up to assess the biological maturation and to estimate height predictions. We plan the hand X-ray image immediately before our appointment at the Ärztepraxis Kern which is located in the same house on the 1st floor (directly above the Coop); the X-rays are of the best quality and sent directly to us. Therefore we can also discuss the result directly with you. For DEXA investigations, we work together with Radiologie und Neuroradiologie am Glattzentrum (RNR) which is only a 5 minute drive away from us.