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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 practices pediatric endocrinology in Livingston, NJ and West Orange, NJ. He is affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Brenner accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and pediatric endocrinology and practices in Newark, NJ. She is affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Maresca 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Before performing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Anhalt attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Anhalt honors Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Anhalt (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally 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 medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cerame include diabetes and thyroid problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Cerame graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Cerame (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Cerame's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Silverman average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include clinical trials. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Silverman studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials

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

Dr. Melissa Woo's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in obesity and diabetes. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Woo obtained her medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Woo's professional 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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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Mamkin, who practices in West Orange, NJ, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Mamkin 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 completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Daisy Chin is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Chin's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY). Her professional affiliations include 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 practices pediatric endocrinology in Livingston, NJ and West Orange, NJ. She is affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Oppenheimer trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. 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.