We found 5 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Beech Street near Morristown, NJ.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
100 Madison Avenue; Department of Pediatric Endocrinology
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Melissa Woo specializes in pediatric endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity and diabetes. Dr. Woo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then she performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Lawrence Silverman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Silverman is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Morristown, NJ and Summit, NJ. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in clinical trials. Dr. Silverman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials

Dr. Barbara Cerame, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Barbara Cerame, who practices in Morristown, NJ and Summit, NJ, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and thyroid problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Cerame graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cerame (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Harold Starkman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Harold Starkman is a Morristown, NJ physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Starkman is especially interested in clinical trials. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patients gave Dr. Starkman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Daisy Chin's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Chin's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Chin is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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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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