Endocrine and Diabetes Center

Our board certified endocrinologists provide family-oriented care to a large number of children and adolescents with diabetes and endocrine disorders.

Our areas of expertise include treatment of growth, adrenal, thyroid and puberty disorders, as well as obesity, insulin resistance and disorders of low bone mass and calcium metabolism.

Our diabetes program cares for pediatric type I and type II diabetes and offers a team-centered approach with experience in nutrition medical therapy, insulin pumps and continuous glucose sensors.

Emergency Medicine

For referral and assistance call:
Emergency Services - (361) 694-5100
or Child Protection Team - (361) 694-CARE (2273)

Every minute matters when your child has a health emergency. Getting your child the best possible care is essential, and Driscoll Children’s Hospital is fully staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Developmental Pediatric Medicine

Driscoll’s Developmental Pediatric Medicine Department is staffed by both developmental-behavioral pediatric specialists and a pediatric psychologist. Each new patient to the clinic must have a referral from their primary care physician in order to schedule an evaluation and determine which specialty is best suited to address referral concerns.

Developmental-behavioral specialists are trained to most commonly address behavioral and medication management issues related to:


The Dermatology Department provides specialized care for patients with a wide range of skin, hair and nail disorders and uses extensive resources to provide comprehensive, age-appropriate and family-centered care. We treat pediatric patients exclusively and have extensive experience in making skin examinations and procedures as comfortable as possible for your child.


Services available for the evaluation and management of infants, children and adolescents with skin disorders include:


Anesthesia is medication that prevents patients from feeling pain during surgery or other procedures. Whether it’s given as an injection, gas or vapor, different types of anesthesia block nerve impulses and, therefore, pain.

At Driscoll Children’s Hospital, highly trained professionals use a wide variety of safe, modern medications and extremely capable monitoring technology. An anesthesiologist is a doctor who specializes in giving and managing anesthetics — the medications that numb an area of the body or help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

Allergy / Immunology

Allergy and Immunology encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of problems with the human immune system. It is our goal to provide optimal care for our patients and to promote understanding of allergic disorders.

Our expert team develops individual care plans that meet each child’s needs, and with a dedicated focus on the pediatric population, we are able to provide the highest quality treatment for our patients.