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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's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She is especially interested in endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). She is affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Vuguin accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, and POMCO. Dr. Vuguin welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism, Endocrine Diseases, Bone Problems

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

Dr. Lynn Hawkins' area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hawkins studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Phyllis Witzel Speiser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1991 Marcus Avenue; Cohen Children's Med Center of Ny, Division of Ped Endocrinolog
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. Phyllis Speiser is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Speiser takes. Dr. Speiser studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Speiser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. 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. Paula Michele Kreitzer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
269-01 76th Avenue; Lijmc - Department of Pediatrics Endocrinology
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Paula Kreitzer specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in New Hyde Park, NY and Lake Success, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Kreitzer is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. 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 welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Constance Stewart is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stewart is in-network for Amerigroup, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Stewart is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Mineola, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Castro-Megana is rated highly by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nassau University Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus. He graduated from the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Castro-Megana (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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

Dr. Moris Angulo is a specialist in genetics and pediatric endocrinology. He works in Mineola, NY. Dr. Angulo (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He attended medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Angulo takes several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus.

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

Dr. Vatcharapan Umpaichitra's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more. Dr. Umpaichitra attended medical school at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. 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.