Martha Bardsley, M.D.
In the Fall of 2018, I opened a pediatric endocrinology practice in Narberth, Pennsylvania.
I am a board certified pediatric endocrinologist with more than thirteen years of experience. I care for newborn infants, children, and young adults through age 21. I believe that building relationships with my patients over time is as important as the medical expertise I provide. Additionally, I believe in empowering families with knowledge, connecting families with each other, and respecting the varied perspectives of family members.
My practice is an alternative to a large hospital system. The autonomy I have as a private practitioner allows me to treat my patients in a more personalized manner. Patients are well known by staff, phone calls are answered by familiar people, wait times are predictable, and scheduling is simple. My staff collaborates with families to facilitate obtaining insurance approvals and prior authorizations, as well as completing school, camp, and travel documents.
With today’s current information technology, my practice maintains the communication necessary to provide the best care without redundancy. I have a well-established network of endocrinologists and other specialists that ensures issues are resolved. I am part of the Main Line Health and Jefferson Health system and have longstanding relationships with specialists at CHOP and A.I.duPont. Should your child require hospitalization, I will assist you in getting the care that best suits your child’s needs.
Common Conditions I Treat:
Puberty: early, rapid, or late puberty, PCOS
Growth: short stature, poor growth in infancy and early years, unexplained tall stature
Thyroid: congenital hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, Graves’ disease, goiter, thyroid nodules
Diabetes: type 1 and 2, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance
Weight: unexplained weight gain, weight gain related to early puberty or medication side effects, weight loss not explained by gastroenterologic cause
Adrenal: Addison’s disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Genetic syndromes associated with endocrine conditions: Russell Silver Syndrome, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Noonan Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome