Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital
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2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 936-1000

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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 parents as they care for their child's needs. Our goal is to see each 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 is on the second Tuesday of each month on the 6th floor of Doctors' Office Tower at Children's Hospital. Conditions we diagnose, treat, and manage include:

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta, often called brittle bone disease
    Download our Osteogenesis Imperfecta brochure
  • Hypophosphatasia (HPP) or other defects in bone mineral metabolism
  • Hypophosphatemic rickets, associated with low phosphate levels
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibrous dysplasia
Jill Simmons MD and Robby Novak
Pediatric endocrinologist Jill Simmons, M.D., talks with Robby Novak, best known as Kid President, about his ongoing treatment for osteogenesis imperfecta.

Many experts, one location
Pediatric specialties in the 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.

As your child ages into adulthood, we help with the transition into a more responsible role in healthcare through the Vanderbilt adult endocrinology program.


Last Edited: August 3, 2017
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