What is the Endocrine Fanconi Anemia (FA) Program?
The Endocrine FA program at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the specialty services available to patients being treated at the Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Center. Fanconi anemia and its treatments (androgens, bone marrow transplant and steroid therapy) can affect how the endocrine glands work.
The endocrinologist will watch for symptoms of endocrine problems such as diabetes, slow growth, low thyroid function, early or late puberty, weight gain or low bone mineral. Identifying and treating these problems early will limit their long-term effect on your child’s health.
After examining your child and performing diagnostic tests, our team will suggest a plan of care tailored to your child’s needs. Clinic appointments take place at the Endocrine Clinic E-2 on Tuesday or Friday mornings as a part of your child’s Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Center appointment.
What doctors specialize in this area?
What other healthcare providers might I see in clinic?
- Endocrine fellow
- Pediatric resident
- Nurse coordinator
- Social worker
What other types of doctors might I expect to help in my care?
- Ear, nose and throat physician
- Hand surgeon
Whom can I contact with questions about this clinic?
If you have questions regarding the Endocrine Fanconi Anemia Clinic, contact:
Diana Swisshelm, RNII
1-800-344-2462, ext. 64744