We found 11 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Orlando, FL.

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Dr. Richard A Banks, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
60 W Gore Street; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Richard Banks specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Banks trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Banks takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Jennifer Amelia Villar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
60 W Gore Street; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Villar's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Before completing her residency at Orlando Health, Dr. Villar attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Villar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Paul Michael Desrosiers, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
60 W Gore Street; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Paul Desrosiers works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Desrosiers studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Desrosiers completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Joshua H Yang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
60 W Gore Street; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Yang is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Yang graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Orlando Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
1717 S Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Yu Yu's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. 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 studied medicine at Shanghai Medical University.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
615 E Princeton Street; Suite 101
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jeremiah Nelson works as an adult endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist in Orlando, FL. Dr. Nelson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
615 E Princeton Street; Suite 101
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Konda Reddy is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Jorge J Daaboul, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
615 E Princeton Street; Suite 101
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Daaboul is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Orlando, FL. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
615 E Princeton Street; Suite 101
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Rachel-Marie Cazeau sees patients in Orlando, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. 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.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
115 Columbia Street; Suite B
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Mauri Carakushansky practices pediatric endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1717 S Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Shilpa Gurnurkar practices pediatric endocrinology. 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.

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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.
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