We know families may be searching for answers about a child’s condition or seeking the very best in treating a complex disorder. At CHOC Children’s, we specialize in bringing hope to patients and their families living with endocrine conditions.

We provide innovative programs and specialized treatments for a variety of conditions such as diabetes, thyroid cancer, a variety of gender, puberty and sex development issues and more.

The CHOC Difference


CHOC is ranked as one of the top endocrinology programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Treating endocrine disorders in children and teens can be complex and often requires a team of caregivers. At CHOC, our board-certified endocrinologists understand the specialized expertise and multidisciplinary approach needed to care for endocrine disorders.

CHOC specialists work together as a team to discuss your child’s case and determine the best course of treatment. Depending on your child’s condition, your appointment may include CHOC experts from our many other specialties. Our team also collaborates with respiratory therapists, nurses and nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, speech and occupational therapists and child life specialists to develop a unique treatment plan for your child.


Innovative Programs, Specialized Expertise

The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth and sexual development. The amount of hormones produced by each gland is carefully balanced. Too much or too little of a certain hormone can have effects throughout the body and cause various endocrine disorders. Many of the hormones produced by the endocrine glands interact with each other to maintain balance. To help treat these endocrine disorders, CHOC offers:

SMARTIES – Smart Kids Managing and Regulating Their Insulin, Exercise and Sugars

The PADRE Foundation offers classes every month to families living with Type 1 Diabetes. The classes are taught by CHOC Diabetes Educators and Dietitians. If you’ve never attended a class, you’re missing out on a lot of learning.

These classes are FREE AND FUN. Certain classes are also offered in Spanish. For more information please call the PADRE Office at (714) 509–8330.

Diagnosing and Treating Common Thyroid Problems in Kids


Although a thyroid test is conducted during newborn screenings in California, symptoms of endocrine disorders may not appear until closer to puberty. In this podcast, Sandy Preasmyer, a nurse practitioner on CHOC’s endocrinology team, discusses warning signs parents can look for, and how CHOC’s endocrinology specialists treat common thyroid problems in kids.

Living with Diabetes: One Child's Perspective

CHOC patient, Ava Hata, sheds light on living with Type 1 diabetes, and what she and her family are doing to be a positive role model for others.

Endocrinology and Diabetes Locations

CHOC Children’s Newport Beach Endocrine & Diabetes Center

520 Superior Avenue - Suite 160 | Newport Beach, CA 92663 | 949-631-2062

CHOC Children’s Health Center, Corona

854 Magnolia Ave - #101 | Corona, CA 92879

CHOC Children’s Health Center, Mission Viejo

26691 Plaza, Suite 130 | Mission Viejo, CA 92691

CHOC Orange Clinic

CHOC Children’s Clinic – Specialty Care

Building: CHOC Clinic | 1201 W. La Veta Ave. | Orange, CA 92868 | 888-770-2462

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