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Our interdisciplinary team provides medical care and education in diabetes and endocrinology. This includes care for Type 1 and 2 diabetes, thyroid, adrenal, growth, pubertal, bone metabolism disorders in children and adolescents.

Our clinics and education programs provide ongoing comprehensive inter-disciplinary education and specialized care to children with diabetes and their families. Parents discuss areas of need and collaborate with our specialists to develop an individualized plan of care.

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(801) 213-3599

Topic Index

Anatomy of the Endocrine System

Growth in Children

Diabetes

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Hypoglycemia in the Newborn

Problems in Puberty

Disorders of Sex Development

Disorders Affecting the Thyroid

Disorders Affecting the Pituitary Gland

Disorders Affecting Calcium Metabolism

Disorders Affecting the Adrenal Glands

The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth, and sexual development. Many of the hormones produced by the endocrine glands interact with each other to maintain balance. The amount of hormones produced by each gland is carefully regulated.

Too much or too little of a certain hormone can have effects throughout the body and cause various endocrine disorders. Although many endocrine disorders that affect adults can also affect children, the disorders may produce different symptoms in children.

Metabolism is the series of chemical processes that occur in all cells, releasing energy from nutrients or using energy to create other substances, such as proteins and fat. The basal metabolic rate represents of energy required to keep the body functioning at rest. Measured in calories, metabolic rates increase with exertion, stress, fear, and illness.

Please follow these links to learn more about the endocrine system and problems that may occur with its functions.

Trina Z. Brown, M.S., APRN, CPNP, CDE

Ms. Brown has worked in multiple areas of Pediatrics since becoming a Registered Nurse. Prior to receiving her Master of Science degree, Trina worked as an RN in general pediatrics and the pediatric intensive care unit. She received her Master of Science with an emphasis of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the ... Read More

Specialties:

Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599

Scott Clements, M.D.

Dr. Clements received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Brigham Young University and his medical degree from the University of Colorado. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Colorado and Ch... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (801) 213-3599

Marie F. Couldwell, M.D.

Dr. Simard received her medical degree from Laval University in Ste-Foy, Quebec, Canada. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Canada and a fellowship in Endocrinology at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. She received additional training as an OB-GYN reside... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton

David L. Donaldson, M.D.

Dr. Donaldson received his medical degree from UCLA in Los Angeles, California. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at the LA County – USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and a fellowship in Genetics, Endocrinology & Metabolism at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City where he also receiv... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
Primary Children's Hospital
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (801) 213-3599

Carol M. Foster, M.D.

Dr. Foster received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and fellowships in pediatric endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and the University of Michigan. She was on the f... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes (801) 213-3599

Specialties:

Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599

Mary A. Murray, M.D.

Dr. Murray received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis and a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology and a research fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati. She ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

St. George Diabetes Clinic (801) 213-3599
Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599

Vandana Raman, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Dr. Raman received her medical degree from University of Mumbai, in Mumbai, India. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Michigan State University Bronson Children’s Hospital and her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services 81 North Mario Capecchi Dr
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113
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Appointments
(801) 213-3599
PCH Riverton 3773 W. 2600 S., 3rd Floor
Riverton, UT 84065
Map
Appointments
(801) 213-3599
Provo Diabetes Clinic 1134 N. 500 W., Suite 103
Provo, UT
Appointments
(801) 213-3599
St. George Clinic 736 S. 900 E., Suite #107
St George, UT 84790
Appointments
(801) 213-3599
Redrock Pediatrics 1380 E. Medical Center
St George, UT 84790
Appointments
(801) 213-3599
Utah Diabetes Clinic 4401 Harrison Blvd Suite #3630
Ogden, UT
Appointments
(801) 213-3599