We understand it can be overwhelming to have a child with complex disorders and you might not know where to start. At CHOC, our pediatric endocrinologists help support families through diagnosis, education and treatment.
The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth and sexual development. CHOC provides innovative programs and specialized treatments for conditions such as diabetes, thyroid cancer, a variety of gender, puberty and sex development issues and more.
Innovative Programs, Specialized Expertise
Children are not small adults and their health care needs and should be diagnosed and treated by specialists who understand the needs of children. We are dedicated to providing the least invasive, most advanced treatment for endocrine-related disorders in children. Our multidisciplinary teams will work alongside you, offering patient education and family support, as well as opportunities for the child to play, discover and create. Our nationally recognized endocrinology experts were trained at some of the top programs in the nation and exclusively evaluate and treat newborns, infants, children, teens and young adults. The CHOC Endocrinology Program offers care for disorders such as:
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CHOC endocrinology can be reached during daytime hours at 714-509-8634. During evenings and weekends, call 714-765-7679.
Featured Endocrinology Stories
With valuable support from CHOC’s Adolescent to Adult Bridge Program (A2B), Sabrina learned how to balance her chronic illness with a busy academic and social life.
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With help from CHOC, Hamza’s learned how to manage his Type 1 diabetes and still enjoys his favorite foods and activities.
CHOC has been chosen from pediatric facilities nationwide to be ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
Recognized for Cutting-Edge Advancements and Treatments
CHOC’s endocrinology program is consistently ranked among the top 30 of Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. As of 2024, CHOC has earned a spot among Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 36 hospitals and health systems with great diabetes and endocrinology programs.
Our team of board-certified endocrinologists and specialists provides diagnostic evaluations and the latest minimally invasive, leading-edge treatments for newborns, adolescents and young adults.
Annually, the diabetes program diagnoses and treats over 3,000 Type 1 diabetes patients and 800 Type 2 diabetes patients, utilizing digital retinal imaging, point-of-care urine microalbumin and point-of-care lipid screenings. In collaboration with other subspecialties, the program also supports patients through the Endocrine Effects of Cancer Survivorship program, thyroid cancer program and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes program.
Pediatric endocrinologists also help support families by developing an individualized approach to early diagnosis and complications management associated with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Part of an ongoing dedication to equity and access to care, CHOC partners with organizations to offer low- to no-cost genetic testing.
Endocrinology and Diabetes Locations
Building: CHOC Clinic | 1201 W. La Veta Ave. | Orange, CA 92868 | 888-770-2462
15725 E Whittier Blvd, #300 | Whittier, CA 90603 | Appointments: 888-770-2462
26691 Plaza, Suite 130 | Mission Viejo, CA 92691
19582 Beach Blvd., Suite 380 | Huntington Beach, CA 92648 | 888-770-2462
854 Magnolia Ave - #101 | Corona, CA 92879 | 888-770-2462
520 Superior Avenue - Suite 160 | Newport Beach, CA 92663 | 949-631-2062
Meet Our Endocrinology Specialists
Dr. Daniels specializes in the diagnosis and management of growth, puberty and bone mineral disorders and in the management of diabetes mellitus.
Dr. Amrit Bhangoo is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology who treats kids and teens in Orange County.
Dr. Lynda Polgreen is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology who treats kids and teens in Orange County.
Dr. Lien Trinh is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology who treats kids and teens in Orange County.
Dr. Ajanta Naidu MD, MBA, FACE, is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology who treats kids and teens in Orange County.