Pediatric Endocrinology

Successfully treat hormone imbalances

In pediatric endocrinology, we deal with the examinations and treatments of hormonal disorders in childhood and adolescence.

The hormonal diseases can be of congenital, as well as genetic nature. Hormonal diseases include, for example, thyroid disorders, growth disorders or growth hormone disease, adrenal and sex hormone disorders.

One of the most common topics is the Growth. Questions arise about the height of the children, as well as the final height as an adult. During the consultation, we will find out together whether there are any abnormalities in your child and whether appropriate clarifications and therapies need to be continued.

One issue of high importance is the Onset of puberty and the associated question of whether the child is already in puberty? What happens if puberty has not yet begun, although the first changes are already noticeable in the child's friends? We clarify these and other questions about physical and mental changes in connection with puberty in an individual consultation.

There are different Syndromesassociated with a hormone disorder. These include, for example, Turner syndrome, Klinefelter-, Kallemann-, Noonan-, as well as the Prader Willi syndrome. If necessary, we are happy to clarify whether a hormone disorder or syndrome is present and address this together with a suitable therapy.

In children who were too small or too light at birth (so-called small for gestational age or short SGA), an additional examination and consultation is required at Youkidoc recommended. In connection with a SGA can lead to growth disorders or even premature physical development (Adrenarche). In young women, who are considered to be SGA are born, consequences of cycle irregularity may occur.

We are happy to offer individual consultations with Andrea Bischof, MD, for questions regarding evaluations and therapies for possible hormone imbalances.

Youkidoc advises, educates and supports, because the health of your child is close to our hearts.

Individual care by your pediatrician

Individual clarification of growth disorders

Examination for hormone disorders in children & adolescents

Care and counseling for pubertal and menstrual disorders 

Counseling for thyroid disorders and obesity

Own emergency practice in our health centre

With Youkidoc your child is in safe hands

How can we help you?

We are looking forward to a
personal conversation.

+41 61 201 01 01

Regular consultations

Mon to Fri, 08 - 12 h and 13 - 17 h

Urgent appointments

Mon to Fri 08 - 20 h
(during the Basel school vacations until 18 h.)
Sat 08 - 14 h


+41 61 201 01 01

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Individual support

Holistic and individual care is important to us. We will be happy to advise you, carry out examinations and tests and carry out further follow-up checks. Just as your child needs it.


Our endocrinology team will be happy to advise you on growth, thyroid disease, obesity, hormone imbalances and much more.


Professional consultation and clarification in the field of endocrinology, as well as the inclusion of your child's current needs are important to us.
We take our time for that. 

Which organs are examined by the endocrinologist?

In endocrinology, various endocrine glands are examined depending on the symptoms and complaints. These include the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries and testicles. We tailor the examination specifically to your child.

What are endocrinological diseases?

Endocrinological disorders include thyroid disorders, adrenal dysfunction, growth disorders, pubertal disorders, and general hormonal disorders.

We have a family history of thyroid dysfunction (Hashimoto's, Graves' diseases). Are these diseases often inherited? How can we protect our child? And how do we recognize in time whether our child also has a thyroid dysfunction?

Certain hormone disorders can be autoimmune and can then also be inherited. In the consultation, we can discuss individually whether this risk exists and how a clarification can look. In addition, we can also talk about prevention and therapy options.

My husband and I are both not very tall, we would like our son to grow optimally. Can we get advice from you and discuss a possible therapy?

Height is inherited, but sometimes large or small grandparents can still have an influence. In the consultation we can discuss what size is 'normal' for the family and where the individual size lies. Further clarifications or a therapy can be discussed and started together.

I (teenager) or my child has increased body hair. Is this a hormone disorder? What can we do?

Increased body hair can occur under the influence of hormones, in which case further examination or further clarification is advisable. Together we can then discuss therapy approaches.

My child is much smaller (or larger) than his/her peer friends. Does her/his size fit her/his age?

The body size depends on various factors, such as height of parents, physical maturation (biological age), etc.. In the consultation we can address the various factors and perform clarifications.

Your specialist for endocrinology


Andrea Bischof, MD

Specialist in pediatric and adolescent medicine, focus on pediatric endocrinology, diabetology and gynecology

Children's health. With all our hearts. With us, your little ones are in the best hands. Feel free to give us a call.

Treatment spectrum with Youkidoc

Prevention is better than cure. We'll make time for that. Preventive examinations from newborn to adulthood, advice on developmental, nutritional and health issues in childhood and adolescence. Of course we also support you in the safe handling of your child's illnesses.

Location Youkidoc in Basel

Youkidoc is centrally located in the Gundeli area in Basel. Right behind the Basel SBB train station.

paediatrics and adolescent medicine

Your paediatricians for regular preventive medical checkups, vaccination recommendations, advice and competent medical support in case of illness and accidents.

Child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy

In order to strengthen the mental well-being of children and adolescents, attention to their involvement in the family and social environment is important. It is not only the diagnosis, but also the recognition of the causes that is crucial. We accompany and support you in crises, difficult transitions in life, separations or special needs of the child or parents.

Development Pediatrics

Our specialist consultations in developmental pediatrics focus on clarifying and advising on specific developmental issues from the newborn to young adulthood. We clarify developmental and behavioural problems, lack of concentration, sleep, crying or feeding disorders.

Pediatric Pneumology

Help in the clarification and treatment of persistent cough, conspicuous breathing sounds, stress symptoms, asthma. Allergy clarification for hay fever and asthma, initiation of desensitization.

Ultrasound diagnostics

In pediatric medicine, ultrasound diagnostics has proven to be very effective as painless and radiation-free imaging. Youkidoc offers a wide range of diagnostic examinations. Also the hip ultrasound examination of newborns.

Pediatric gynecology

When it comes to the intimate area of girls and young women, a sensitive approach is important. We are happy to help you with information or with questions about puberty and contraception. 

Integrative pediatrics

Youkidoc offers the meaningful interaction between conventional medicine and complementary (anthroposophical) medicine therapy methods for a holistic approach to treatment.

Social Counseling

The social counseling at Youkidoc in Basel together with Caritas beider Basel is made possible by the commitment of various foundations and scientifically accompanied by the Bern University of Applied Sciences.

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Endocrinology
Successfully treat hormone imbalances

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Youkidoc in

Güterstrasse 90
4053 Basel
T +41 61 201 01 01
F +41 61 201 01 02

Email for professionals

+41 61 201 01 01

Urgent appointments
Mon to Fri 08 - 20 h (during Basel school vacation until 18 h)
Sat 08 - 14 h

Regular consultations
Mon to Fri 08 - 12 h and 13 - 17 h

Youkidoc will be closed during the official Basel holidays.

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