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About Wichita Endocrinology | Pediatric Endocrinologists | Diabetes

1515 S. Clifton, Suite 103

Wichita, KS 67218

(316) 777-6404

Fax: (316) 777-6600

Our Staff

Our highly trained and passionate Wichita Endocrinology specialists work hard to bring you the best care possible. Dr. Dee Spade is a dedicated pediatric endocrinologist who is passionate about helping patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Meet our endocrinology team!

 Dee Spade - Endocrinology - Pediatric Specialist - Wichita Endocrinology

Dee A. Spade, DO

Owner of Wichita Endocrinology

About Me


Accredation and Organizations

Volunteering and Interests

I am excited to start this new chapter of my life opening my solo medical endocrinology practice dedicated to the care of children with endocrinopathies. I have been a practicing physician in Wichita since 1999. Initially I worked as a general pediatrician with the Wichita Clinic (now known as Via Christi Clinic). I found this work very challenging and rewarding. 


In 2006, my son — then 10 years old — was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. This life-changing event led me to pursue further medical training, and I was accepted into the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship program at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. This meant moving to KC for the three years of training.


I always planned on returning to Wichita after completing my endocrine fellowship. Wichita is my hometown (I was born at Wesley!). Both sets of my son’s grandparents were here, and I wanted to provide this community with the best in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology care.


Initially I worked for KU Med in the Wichita Specialty Clinic. After two years with KU, I switched jobs and started the Children’s Mercy Hospital – Wichita Specialty Clinic. Now, after three years with CMH, I am ready to go out on my own with the continued goal of offering the best pediatric endocrine care in this area of the state.


I also volunteer for the JDRF Walk in Wichita, which raises money for research for technology and a cure.





Children’s Mercy Hospital

2401 Gillham Road

Kansas City, MO. 64108

Pediatric Endocrinology

July 2007 to July 2010



University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Pediatrics Program

July 1996 to June 1999


Doctor of Osteopathy

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Tulsa, Oklahoma

July 1992 to May 1996


Undergraduate studies

Bachelor of General Studies, Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas

Major:  Premed

August 1986 to December 1989


Staff member in good standing at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita



American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Endocrine Society

American Diabetes Association



Fellow American Board of Pediatrics

Kansas State License 0527612

Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)



Opened solo practice Wichita Endocrinology, LLC

May 2015


Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics - Wichita

Clinical Endocrinologist

January 2012 to December 2014


The University of Kansas, School of Medicine - Wichita

Assistant Professor

August 2010 to December 2011

Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetology


Wichita Clinic, PA


August 1999 to June 2007

Generalist and hospitalist

During fellowship at CMH my training included working in the endocrinology and diabetes clinics in Kansas City and at various outreach locations. My interest in diabetes care lead me to help in the Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes Clinic and learning about the latest in technology used in treatment of diabetes mellitus. I have volunteered at diabetes camp since residency.


While employed at Children’s Mercy I was also a volunteer faculty member at KU-Wichita. I taught pediatric and medicine/pediatric residents in our clinic.


While employed at KU I had lecture responsibilities including: Monthly didactics with the Pediatric and Med/Peds residents alternating with lectures to the KU-Wichita campus medical students. Lecture topics include: technology and diabetes care, management of DKA, hypothyroidism, genetic syndromes involving short stature, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Turner syndrome, and short stature.


I have presented Grand Rounds for general pediatricians and nursing staff:
Management of DKA
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia


Presentation to the Wichita Cystic Fibrosis Family Weekend on “Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes.”

I have been interviewed on local TV (KAKE-TV) for a story on childhood obesity and to promote JDRF in the Wichita area.


Volunteer for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) walk in Wichita which raises money for research for technology and a cure.

Jeni Neighbors - Endocrinology - Pediatric Diabetes - Wichita Endocrinology

Jeni Neighbors, BSN, RN, CDE

Diabetes Educator at Wichita Endocrinology

I am a certified diabetes educator at Wichita Endocrinology.


I have been a registered nurse for 15 years and a certified diabetes educator for five years. I graduated from Wichita State University. I have lived with Type 1 diabetes for 30 years, and I am passionate about educating others about diabetes.


When I am not at the office, I spend most of my time spoiling my labradoodle, Hershey. You also can find me riding a tandem bicycle with my dad on the streets of Wichita. And I collect anything involving ladybugs.


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