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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 pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Constantacos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. She has indicated that her clinical interests include turner syndrome. Dr. Constantacos is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. She studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Constantacos trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Constantacos a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance.

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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 practices pediatric endocrinology in Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hypothyroidism. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Benjamin's education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Benjamin has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Resident teacher, U-W Madison. He is professionally 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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. Dr. Irizarry is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Hospital's residency program.

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Dr. Ali Suha Calikoglu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
101 Manning Drive, Cb 7039; Medical School Wing E, Room 128
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Ali Calikoglu is a Chapel Hill, NC physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He attended Ankara University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Hacettepe University for residency. Dr. Calikoglu is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Calikoglu is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals and New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Jennifer Law is a pediatric endocrinologist. She takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. Law performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: Best Teacher, Wake Forest University Medical Students and Best Role Model, Wake Forest University Medical Students. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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

Dr. Doris Estrada's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Estrada speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Estrada include diabetes. She is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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.