Dr. Lerner Answers Questions from Parents like You
Your child is not growing, or is smaller than all the others.
You've heard about growth hormone, and you have questions.
Your child's pediatrician noted slow growth, but isn't yet worried.
Unfortunately, you are.
Your child has seen a pediatric endocrinologist, and has discussed growth hormone with you.
But it isn't clear to you if your child should start GH.
What are the risks and benefits of using GH?
If you have questions,
Dr. Lerner wants to help you.
Websites don't answer your specific questions,
or you don't know if you can trust their information.
Your doctor doesn't have time
to have a conversation
until you have an appointment,
a pediatric endocrinologist
isn't available for months.
You want to know what you should do, and
you want to know if your child needs
Dr. Lerner has spent the last twenty years
as a renowned educator,
and board-certified pediatric endocrinologist.
Now, she brings her expertise and compassion to parents worldwide who seek a personalized and comprehensive conversation about their child's endocrine diagnoses.
By providing clear and comprehensive
information, she will
empower you to make decisions
to optimize your child's health,
relieve your anxiety, and
avoid costly and/or unnecessary treatment.
“Dr. Lerner is a very special person and a superb physician. Her care and thoroughness is a rare find these days and her ability to dig deep to find answers is unbelievable.
She explained every aspect of our concerns in incredible detail and with such a caring manner. Dr. Lerner is simply a brilliant and kind person who deeply cares for her patients."
More About Shulamit Lerner
Dr. Lerner provides a scientifically-based review of a child's medical care, and attends to a family's need to be educated about their child's endocrine condition. She aims to understand an individual child's health and environment, to tailor education for their parents. As needed, she works as a partner with parents and a local pediatrician or pediatric endocrinologist to suggest exploring an alternate diagnosis or other appropriate course of therapy.
Shulamit Lerner grew up in several states in the Northeastern United states, graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She trained in general pediatrics through a combined program at Montefiore and Jacobi Medical Centers, followed by a fellowship at Columbia University's Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian to specialize in Pediatric Endocrinology.
For the following ten years, Dr. Lerner remained at Columbia, teaching, conducting research, and seeing patients in both upper Manhattan and Riverdale. In 2015, she started her private practice, in which she has been able to provide more time and improved communication with families. Dr. Lerner has a particular interest in exercise and nutrition, encouraging her patients to take steps toward a lifestyle that meets their body's needs for optimal well-being. She is delighted to learn from and work with all medical practitioners, including integrative specialists, to maintain the teamwork required to optimize care of an individual child. She enjoys researching connections between other pediatric conditions and their effects on a child's endocrine health. With Endocrine Explained, Dr. Lerner is thrilled to be available to teach families around the globe, bringing up-to-date, interactive, comprehensive, and personalized education about a child's condition to their family.