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We found 8 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Oxford Health Plans near Lake Success, NY.

Dr. Patricia Myriam Vuguin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1991 Marcus Avenue; M100
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. Patricia Vuguin works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Lake Success, NY, Bronx, NY, and Lake Jucess, NY. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Dr. Vuguin's professional affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Vuguin attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vuguin has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Vuguin is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism, Bone Problems, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
410 Lakeville Road; suite 202
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Lynn Hawkins' medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Hawkins is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, Child Health Plus, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Phyllis Witzel Speiser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1991 Marcus Avenue
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. Phyllis Speiser is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Lake Success, NY and New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Speiser's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, Dr. Speiser (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Speiser's professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
67-11 164th Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Constance Stewart, who practices in Rockville Centre, NY and Flushing, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She speaks French. Dr. Stewart's professional affiliations include Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Stewart a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Paula Michelle Kreitzer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
269-01 76th Avenue; Lijmc - Department of Pediatrics Endocrinology
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Paula Kreitzer is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kreitzer accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Kreitzer (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
120 Mineola Boulevard; Suite 210
Mineola, NY
 

Dr. Mariano Castro-Megana specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Mineola, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Castro-Megana accepts several insurance carriers, including Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus. He attended medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Castro-Megana (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nassau University Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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Specializes in Genetics, Pediatric Endocrinology
120 Mineola Boulevard; Suite 210
Mineola, NY
 

Dr. Moris Angulo is a physician who specializes in genetics and pediatric endocrinology. He takes MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more. He is a graduate of the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Angulo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
211-11 Northern Boulevard; 2nd Floor Premier Healthcare
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Vatcharapan Umpaichitra's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She graduated from Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. Dr. Umpaichitra honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Umpaichitra (or staff) speaks Spanish, Thai, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Kings County Hospital Center.

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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.