Your child will receive pediatric endocrine care from a nationally ranked specialty group with world-renowned endocrinology doctors who are supported by a care team of experienced nurses, dietitians, social workers and medical assistants — a team that functions together to provide expert services to our culturally-rich patient population.
Dennis M. Styne, M.D., holds the Yocha Dehe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology. He has performed research in many aspects of pediatric endocrinology and has written textbooks and numerous chapters on the field which are used by doctors around the world. He has also developed international guidelines on the prevention, evaluation and treatment of childhood obesity.
Due to his interest in decreasing health disparities, he developed an outreach program to improve health for families living at Northern California Indian rancherias that promotes communication with UC Davis Health-based children’s specialists.
Dean’s Endowed Professorship for Childhood Diabetes Research Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program Associate Clinical Professor
Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
Our registered nurses (RN) and certified diabetes educators (CDE) provide education to patients and their families, administer injections, assist with blood glucose management and refills, provide training on various diabetes technologies (such as insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, smart insulin pens) and conduct diabetes education classes and support groups.
As a pediatric diabetes nurse educator, Dannika Schauer has many roles in the hospital, including teaching newly diagnosed pediatric patients and their families about diabetes management, educating hospitalized pediatric patients with known diabetes to help prevent future hospitalizations, leading a team of pediatric diabetes nurse champions, teaching pediatric diabetes classes for nursing staff, collaborating with nursing, physicians and dietitians to improve hospital workflows, policies, orders and education materials for patients.
Our registered dietitians work closely with patients and their families to provide nutrition education and support. They also conduct various educational classes.
Our patient navigator downloads diabetes devices such as glucometers, continuous glucose monitors, and insulin pumps and assists patients in downloading diabetes devices from home. She also completes Diabetes Medical Management Plans (DMMP) and other school forms for patients, and performs fundus exams.
Social workers conduct assessment of family and other support systems, current activities and limitations, medical history, emotional health, mental health or substance abuse concerns, physical abilities, preference in treatment modality, education and work history. They provide financial and insurance information, and assist with legal documentation such as FMLA forms.
Our team of medical assistants take patient vitals at appointments, perform A1C exams in clinic, perform prior authorizations for medications, assist with scheduling follow-up appointments, and other duties.
Our endocrine specialists provide diagnostics, consultations and treatment options in all areas of general endocrinology as well as providing expert care for specific endocrine disorders. Our specialty endocrinology clinics include:
2521 Stockton Boulevard, 3rd Floor
The pediatric endocrinology clinic is located in the Glassrock Building on the UC Davis Health campus.View map and directions