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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 endocrinology specialist in Livingston, NJ and West Orange, NJ. Dr. Brenner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Schneider Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Woo attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. Clinical interests for Dr. Woo include obesity and diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: 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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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. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maresca is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
200 S Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Henry Anhalt is a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Anhalt is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He takes Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Anhalt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes and thyroid problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cerame accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Cerame (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Cerame is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Silverman focuses on clinical trials. Dr. Silverman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Silverman 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
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Mamkin works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Mamkin accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. 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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chin include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Oppenheimer attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Oppenheimer's professional affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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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.