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Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology

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Overview

When it comes to treating diabetes and endocrine disorders in kids, Akron Children's Hospital ranks as one of the best among children's hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report. We have a team of board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, nurse practitioners and nurses who specialize in the care of children with growth, puberty, diabetes or other hormonal disorders. We are also recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education.

Only one focus: kids.

If your child has problems with growth, puberty, diabetes or other disorders related to the hormones or the endocrine glands that produce them, we are here to help. 

We understand the special needs of growing children. Hormone problems that affect growth or sexual development can have significant effects on a child's physical and emotional well-being. We have the specialized knowledge and experience in diagnosing, treating and managing hormone disorders at all stages of childhood and the teen years.

Conditions we treat.

Endocrine problems affecting children are often quite different from those commonly seen in adults. We specialize in conditions as they relate to a child's growth and development. These include:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Diabetes
  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Growth problems, such as short stature
  • Low blood pressure (hypoglycemia)
  • Metabolism disorders
  • Obesity caused by an endocrine imbalance
  • Ovarian and testicular dysfunction
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Thyroid disease
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid cancer

We offer multi-disciplinary care of children with thyroid nodules and cancer, and specialized care of children with cystic fibrosis and Turner syndrome.

Shared medical appointments.

If you're concerned about the wait time until your next office visit, you may want to consider a shared medical appointment. Led by a physician, nurse educator or dietitian, these appointments are held in a group setting on the first and second Wednesday of each month.

We group patients by age and health concerns so we can better address a child's specific medical condition and provide you with the opportunity to connect with others with similar needs. We also complete lab work and refill medications. Physicals are conducted by a physician in a private room prior to the appointment.

Shared medical appointments last 90 minutes and typically provide patients and their families with more information than they would've received at a one-on-one appointment. 

 

 

 

 

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Endocrinology

330-543-3276

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Diabetes & Endocrinology
Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Suite 6400
Level 6
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Endocrinology, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital
6505 Market St., Building C, Suite C2100
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-746-8047
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Endocrinology, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center
6076 Whipple Ave. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Endocrinology, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
3443 Medina Road, Door 1 (Suite 108)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Endocrinology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center
328 E. Hines Hill Road
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Endocrinology, Warren
Akron Children's Health Center
The Market Place
5000 East Market Street
Suite 29
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Our Doctors/Providers

Physicians/Providers:

Prasanthi Gandham, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Jaime Haidet, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Ryan Heksch, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Mamatha Kambalapalli, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Alicia Lowes, DO

Director, Turner Syndrome Center; Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Rathna Mandalapu, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Kimberly Martin, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Natinder Saini, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Bradley Van Sickle, MD, PhD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Amy Albrecht, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Lisa Davis, MSN, APRN-CNP

Co-Director, Turner Syndrome Center; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Sarah Livesay, MSN, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Stephanie Marszal, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Angela Moulton, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Melanie Shoaf, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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