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

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

Dr. Patricia Vuguin's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Vuguin focuses on endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Dr. Vuguin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, and more. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Vuguin attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Vuguin speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vuguin's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism, Bone Problems, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Paula Kreitzer is a pediatric endocrinologist and general pediatrician. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kreitzer is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kreitzer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Kreitzer has an open panel.

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

Dr. Lynn Hawkins is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Child Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hawkins honors. Dr. Hawkins welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Phyllis Witzel Speiser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1991 Marcus Avenue; Suite, M100
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. Phyllis Speiser's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Speiser is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Speiser (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Speiser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Constance Stewart's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Stewart is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Stewart is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus. Dr. Stewart speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mariano Castro-Megana's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He studied medicine at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Castro-Megana a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Vytra, MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and more. Dr. Castro-Megana (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Castro-Megana is affiliated with 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 practices genetics and pediatric endocrinology in Mineola, NY. Dr. Angulo is a graduate of the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more. Dr. Angulo (or staff) speaks 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 is a pediatric endocrinologist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. She graduated from Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. In addition to English, Dr. Umpaichitra (or staff) speaks Spanish, Thai, and Russian. She is 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.
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