Endocrinology and Diabetes

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.

Regionally recognized for patient care excellence, CHOC’s Endocrinology team provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders at both CHOC and CHOC at Mission and offers several innovative specialty programs and outpatient clinics designed to enhance quality of life for patients.

To schedule an appointment with a CHOC Endocrinologist, please call 888-770-2462.

Become one of the SMARTIES (Smart kids Managing And Regulating Their Insulin, Exercise & Sugars)

Attend a Class!
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.

Endocrinology and Diabetes Locations

CHOC Orange Clinic

CHOC Children’s Clinic – Specialty Care

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

CHOC Children’s Health Center, Mission Viejo

26691 Plaza, Suite 130 | Mission Viejo, CA 92691

CHOC Children’s Health Center, Corona

854 Magnolia Ave - #101 | Corona, CA 92879

CHOC Children’s Newport Beach Endocrine & Diabetes Center

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

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