Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic

Because metabolic bone disorders in children can be complex, no single doctor can answer all your questions. That's why our clinic coordinates doctors across specialties to treat the whole child and support you as you care for your child's needs. Our goal is to see your child at least once per year in our clinic.

Call Becca Hardin at (615) 936-8866 with questions, referrals, or to schedule an appointment.

The clinic sees patients on the second Tuesday of each month on the 6th floor of Doctors' Office Tower at Children's Hospital.

Conditions We Treat

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    Osteoporosis
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    Fibrous dysplasia
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    Hypophosphatasia
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    Hypophosphatemic rickets

Meet Your Care Team

Jill H. Simmons
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Jill H. SimmonsMD

    Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Kathryn M. Dahir
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Kathryn M. DahirMD

    Endocrinology and Metabolism
Andrew D. Franklin

Andrew D. FranklinMD, MBA

    Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Jeffrey E. Martus
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Jeffrey E. MartusMD, MS

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Spine

Why Choose the Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic at Children's Hospital

  • Coordination of care

    Pediatric specialties in our clinic include endocrinology, orthopaedics, pain service, nutrition, physical therapy and speech therapy. Your child also may have a hearing test, bone density scan and optional visits from pediatric experts in otolaryngology (ENT), pulmonology (lungs and airways), genetics and adult endocrinology.

  • Transition of care

    We will help your child transition into adulthood, taking more responsibility for their ongoing care through the Vanderbilt adult endocrinology program.

  • A team approach

    Because metabolic bone disease is so complex, no single doctor can answer all your questions or provide all the care your child needs. That's why we bring together experts from across the medical center for your clinic visit. We share a single patient record and work together with you and your child's doctor to develop a treatment plan.

Location

2200 Children's Way, Doctors' Office Tower 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232