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We found 6 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Medicare near Chapel Hill, NC.

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Dr. Cathrine Constantacos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Cathrine Constantacos is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Constantacos focuses on turner syndrome. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Constantacos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. Dr. Constantacos is affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Turner Syndrome, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Robert Walker Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1604 Claymore Road
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Robert Benjamin is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. In his practice, Dr. Benjamin focuses on hypothyroidism. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Benjamin attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Benjamin has received the distinction of Outstanding Resident teacher, U-W Madison. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Pheochromocytoma, Breast Issues, Growth Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Krystal Andrea Irizarry, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Box 3951
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Krystal Irizarry is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. She takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Irizarry trained at Duke University Hospital for her residency. Dr. Irizarry is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Jennifer Law is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Chapel Hill, NC. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Law has received professional recognition including the following: Best Teacher, Wake Forest University Medical Students and Best Role Model, Wake Forest University Medical Students. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
101 Manning Drive, Cb 7039; Medical School Wing E, Room 128
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Ali Calikoglu is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Chapel Hill, NC. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Calikoglu's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of North Carolina Hospitals and New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). He is a graduate of Ankara University. For his residency, Dr. Calikoglu trained at a hospital affiliated with Hacettepe University. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
101 Manning Drive; Box 7039
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Doris Estrada is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Estrada is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Estrada speaks Spanish.

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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.