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We found 12 pediatric endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic HMO near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Angelina Bernier is a pediatric endocrinologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bernier include diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and metabolic syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernier accepts. She is closed to new patients at this time. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Bernier has received the distinction of National Hispanic Scholar Hall of Fame Inductee.

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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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass obesity, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Silverstein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She 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.

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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 is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Weinstein honors 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 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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Miller focuses on diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Miller obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, Dr. Schatz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He 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. 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.

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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 is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rivkees include graves disease. Dr. Rivkees is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Rivkees's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivkees honors. He has received the following distinctions: 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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Fudge is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fudge include turner syndrome. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Fudge honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. She has received distinctions including Lawson Wilkins/European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology Summer School and William P Kanto Resident Research Award.

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Clinical interests: Turner Syndrome

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Milagros Huerta is a pediatric endocrinologist in Gainesville, FL, Miami, FL, and Aventura, FL. She is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. 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. Huerta is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Haller is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Haller's clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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' specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Rohrs has a special interest in diabetes and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Rohrs has received distinctions including - 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.

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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, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Rosenbloom honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology, pediatric rheumatology, and allergy & immunology. He works in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Thatayatikom is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with ChiangMai University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Thatayatikom attended medical school at ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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.