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We found 9 pediatric endocrinologists who accept AmeriHealth near West Orange, NJ.

Dr. Dennis J Brenner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; Suite 105
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Dennis Brenner is a pediatric endocrinologist in West Orange, NJ. His professional affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Brenner honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Schneider Children's Hospital. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
11 Overlook Road, Suite 230; Medical Arts Center Building Ii
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Melissa Woo specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woo include obesity and diabetes. Dr. Woo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before performing her residency at Floating Hospital for Children, Dr. Woo attended Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Woo has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Obesity

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Dr. Michelle Marie Maresca, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Endocrinology
185 South Orange Avenue; Msbf456 Department of Pediatrics
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Michelle Maresca is a hospitalist and pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Maresca is affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
200 S Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Henry Anhalt's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Anthem. Dr. Anhalt is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Winthrop University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Anhalt (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Anhalt is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Dr. Barbara I Cerame, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
11 Overlook Road, Suite 230; Medical Arts Center Building Ii
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Barbara Cerame's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Cerame (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cerame include diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Cerame's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Cerame takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Lawrence A Silverman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
11 Overlook Road; Suite 230
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Silverman is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silverman include clinical trials. Dr. Silverman is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Silverman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Mamkin works as a pediatric endocrinologist in West Orange, NJ. Dr. Mamkin graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. She trained at Maimonides Medical Center for her residency. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mamkin takes. She is professionally affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
11 Overlook Road, Suite 230; Medical Arts Center Building Ii
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Daisy Chin specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Morristown, NJ and Summit, NJ. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Chin is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY). She 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

Dr. Ellen Oppenheimer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; Suite 105
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Ellen Oppenheimer specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Livingston, NJ and West Orange, NJ. She is professionally affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Oppenheimer completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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.