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We found 12 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Angelina Valladares Valladares, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1699 Sw 16th Avenue; Building A
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Angelina Bernier's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bernier's clinical interests include diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and metabolic syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bernier has received professional recognition including the following: National Hispanic Scholar Hall of Fame Inductee. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Janet Hope Silverstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Janet Silverstein is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Her areas of expertise include obesity, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silverstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Lifetime Achievement Award from UF; Top Doctor Award; and Who Who in America. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. David Adam Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Weinstein specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Dr. Weinstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Weinstein has received distinctions including Barry M Goldwater Scholarship Recipient for the State of Florida; George A. Sacher Award for Geriatric Research (Gerontological Society of America); and Jan Albrecht Award (American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Dr. Jennifer Lynne Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Miller works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Gainesville, FL. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Miller attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Desmond Arthur Schatz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Desmond Schatz practices pediatric endocrinology in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Schatz has a special interest in obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Schatz has received the following distinctions: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Award for Clinical Research; Cure Award, American Diabetes Association; and American Diabetes Association Public Policy Leadership Award. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Scott Andrews Rivkees, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Scott Rivkees' specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rivkees include graves disease. Dr. Rivkees's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rivkees attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rivkees include: Named "One of America's Top Pediatricians"; US Senate, Expert for Children and Families Subcommittee; and Rutgers University George H. Cook Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Milagros Huerta's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huerta studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University.

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Dr. Elizabeth Brown Fudge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Fudge is a pediatric endocrinologist in Gainesville, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fudge include turner syndrome. Dr. Fudge is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Lawson Wilkins/European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology Summer School and William P Kanto Resident Research Award.

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Clinical interests: Turner Syndrome

Dr. Michael James Haller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Haller's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Haller has indicated that his clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received distinctions including JDRF Mary Tyler Moore Excellence in Clinical Research Award; Society for Pediatric Research; and ADA Cure Award. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Henry John Rohrs III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Henry Rohrs specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Rohrs studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rohrs has received the following distinctions: - University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award; 2011, 2012 - Outstanding Division in Pediatrics- Pediatric Endocrinology; and Customer Service is Key Award- Shands UF Reward and Recognition Team. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Arlan Rosenbloom specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rosenbloom graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Dr. Akaluck Thatayatikom, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Akaluck Thatayatikom is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology, pediatric rheumatology, and allergy & immunology. Dr. Thatayatikom is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with ChiangMai University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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What is Pediatric Endocrinology?

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the body and flow through the bloodstream. They control a number of important functions, including growth, metabolism, and sexual development. Doctors that treat hormonal problems are called endocrinologists, and endocrinologists that work with children are pediatric endocrinologists.

Pediatric endocrinologists treat children of all ages, from newborn babies to young adults. Because hormones affect growth and sexual development, endocrine disorders affect children and teens very differently than they do adults. Some disorders, such as precocious (early) puberty, only affect children. Some endocrine disorders have different symptoms in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. A pediatric endocrinologist must be aware of how hormonal problems specifically affect children’s health and development.

Diabetes, a disease caused by problems with the hormone insulin, is the most common disorder treated by pediatric endocrinologists. Other issues include:
  • Growth disorders, which prevent children from growing or maturing as expected
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pituitary or adrenal disorders
  • Sex hormone disorders, where the body produces either too little or too much of the hormones that affect puberty and sexual development
  • Unexplained obesity
  • Intersex, a group of conditions that make a person's sex unclear
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Problems with calcium metabolism
  • Treatment for transgender children, who feel they do not match the gender associated with their external genitalia (many, but not all, pediatric endocrinology offices provide this service)

For most endocrine disorders, treatment involves medication taken to either supplement or suppress certain hormone levels.

Since hormones control so many functions within the body and are so crucial during the early stages of life, an endocrine disorder can be devastating for a child. Pediatric endocrinologists help get your child’s hormones back in balance.