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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Dr. Vuguin is affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Vuguin completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and Child Health Plus. Dr. Vuguin has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Her practice is open to 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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist in New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Hawkins graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Child Health Plus, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Phyllis Speiser specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Speiser at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Speiser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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

Dr. Constance Stewart specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stewart accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. Dr. Stewart's practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric endocrinology in New Hyde Park, NY and Lake Success, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Kreitzer is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kreitzer is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Kreitzer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Her 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
120 Mineola Boulevard; Suite 210
Mineola, NY
 

Dr. Mariano Castro-Megana's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Castro-Megana average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus. He studied medicine at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Castro-Megana (or staff) is conversant in 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's medical specialty is genetics and pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Angulo is an in-network provider for MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. 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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Umpaichitra is a graduate of Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. She accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more. Dr. Umpaichitra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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.