Metabolic Disorders

Metabolic Disorders

Sanford Children’s Metabolic Disorders Clinic in Sioux Falls offers guidance and evaluation of infants with abnormal newborn screens. Our team of specialists help diagnose and treat metabolic disease and conditions early in infants to help them live normal lives. In addition, our pediatric geneticists and genetic counselors evaluate and treat individuals with inborn metabolic disorders and diseases such as PKU and lysosomal storage diseases. Our leading researchers are actively involved in studying new treatments for PKU and enzyme replacement therapy for lysosomal storage diseases.

Your Child’s Metabolism

Our bodies get the energy they need from food through metabolism, the chemical reactions in the body's cells that convert the fuel from food into the energy needed to do everything from moving to thinking to growing. When children have metabolic disorders it can affect their growth and development. Learn how Sanford Children’s Metabolic Disorders can help.

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Laura Davis-Keppen, MD Pediatrics – Genetics & Endocrinology

Dr. Davis-Keppen specializes in pediatric genetics, providing care to children who have genetic disorders and inherited disease or birth defects. She also specializes in endocrinology to diagnose and treat children with growth, puberty, diabetes, or other disorders related to the hormones and the glands that produce them. She is the director of Sanford Children’s Diabetes Center in Sioux Falls.

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