The endocrine system produces different chemicals called hormones. Hormones impact many aspects of our health and daily life such as starting puberty, regulating bone growth, or helping our bodies use the foods we eat.
The pediatric endocrinology program at Children's of Mississippi evaluates and treats children with physical growth and development concerns ranging from puberty to diabetes. Board-certified pediatric endocrinologists specialize in patients ages 17 and younger, but special consideration may include short-term arrangements for teens over 17.
Children’s endocrinology services
Children’s of Mississippi offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and management options for childhood and adolescent endocrine disorders, including:
- Growth and development disorders
- Early or delayed puberty
- Metabolism imbalances
- Glandular issues:
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies and disorders
- Bone growth and bone minerals
- Type 1 diabetes
- Also called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes.
- Type 2 diabetes
- Also called adult-onset diabetes, but a growing health concern in children.
Children's of Mississippi is located in Jackson and is part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the state's only academic medical center.
Our services can also be found in North Mississippi with Jessica Sparks Lilley, MD, Tupelo's only board-certified pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Lilley focuses on helping parents manage their children's diabetes, cholesterol and obesity.
Make an appointment with Dr. Lilley: Children's of Mississippi - Tupelo
1150 S. Green St.
Building 2, Suite D
Tupelo, MS 38804