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Endocrinology & Diabetes

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Our board-certified physicians and dedicated staff manage a comprehensive range of treatment plans for children dealing with diabetes and endocrine disorders. Because each child’s health care needs are unique, every patient has an individualized plan of care.

Our program:

  • Is certified by the American Diabetes Association.
  • Offers the latest diabetes technologies.
  • Has a multidisciplinary team that engages our patients and families to improve the experience of living with a chronic illness.
  • Has a family advisory council.
  • Offers a care coordinator to address the mental health needs of our patients.
  • Conducts clinical research studies that offer patients and their families an opportunity to participate in population health research as well as clinical trials.
  • Was ranked as a “best hospital” for pediatric diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals 2016-17, placing it among the top programs in the country.

Services We Offer

  • Clinical trials
  • Comprehensive diabetes care 
  • Diabetes care coordination 
  • Diabetes education
  • Diabetes nutrition services supervised by registered dieticians 
  • Diabetes transition program
  • Pediatric transgender clinic
  • Support groups
    • Diabetes
    • Gender dysphoria
    • Turner syndrome
  • Diabetes technological support

Endocrinology & Diabetes Conditions We Treat

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Short stature
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Turner’s syndrome
  • Puberty Issues
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Bone problems
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Gender dysphoria


Rutledge Tower

135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

Specialty Care Mount Pleasant

2705 Highway 17
Suite 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Main: 843-876-2222

Specialty Care Summerville

4330 Ladson Road
Summerville, SC 29485
Main: 843-876-2222

R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion

R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion
2250 Mall Drive
North Charleston, SC 29406

Our Care Team

More Care Team Members

Ashley Ferrara

Lauren Sams

Megan Taft

Amanda Blue

Terry Headley

Heather Dolan

Stacey Ribble

Ashley Knox

Sonja Muckenfuss

Vera Rhodan