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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. She works in Winston-Salem, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Constantacos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. She is especially interested in turner syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Constantacos attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Constantacos takes 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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Benjamin has a special interest in hypothyroidism. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is in-network 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Resident teacher, U-W Madison.

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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 attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Hospital for residency. Dr. Irizarry is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Hacettepe University, Dr. Calikoglu attended medical school at Ankara University. In addition to English, Dr. Calikoglu speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Law graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Law include: Best Teacher, Wake Forest University Medical Students and Best Role Model, Wake Forest University Medical Students. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Doris Estrada specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Estrada include diabetes. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. She is conversant in 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.