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We found 4 pediatric endocrinologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Orlando, FL.

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

Dr. Richard Banks' medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Banks is affiliated with Orlando Health. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banks takes.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Orlando Health's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villar takes. She speaks Spanish. She is 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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Orlando Health. Dr. Yang takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Yang 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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Orlando, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Desrosiers is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desrosiers accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Orlando 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.