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We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Staten Island, NY.

Dr. Sharone Sheffer-Babila, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2460 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Sharone Sheffer-Babila is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, NY. Dr. Sheffer-Babila is rated highly by her patients. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sheffer-Babila (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Sheffer-Babila is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Shahed Quyyumi's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Quyyumi average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Quyyumi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. Dr. Quyyumi is open to new patients.

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Dr. Carmen Torrado-Jule, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2460 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Carmen Torrado-Jule's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Torrado-Jule (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Torrado-Jule's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Staten Island University Hospital. She is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine. Dr. Torrado-Jule is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1460 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Richard Hoffman is an adult endocrinologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoffman is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hoffman has an open panel. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a medical specialty that deals with glands and hormones. Hormones are substances that act like chemical messengers between parts of the body. They are produced by glands, and travel in the bloodstream throughout the body where they act on different organs and cells to affect many different functions of life. Hormones control our appetite, growth, reproduction, and energy. When there is too little or too much of a hormone, an endocrinologist can help restore the balance.

Endocrinology problems are sometimes difficult and complex because hormones travel throughout the body and can affect more than one system. A single, simple imbalance can produce multiple, very different symptoms. Just a few of the diverse diseases treated by an endocrinologist include:
  • Diabetes (where insulin is not produced in the body or is not working well, and blood sugar levels rise, which damages tissues)
  • Hypothyroidism (where thyroid hormones are not produced well, reducing cell metabolism and energy)
  • Precocious Puberty (where reproductive hormones are produced too early in a child’s life)
  • Gigantism (where growth hormones are overproduced, leading to unusual size)

Endocrinology can contain subspecialties where physicians focus their care on specific groups of patients. For example, some endocrinologists are diabetic endocrinologists who know specifically how to care for diabetics’ particular needs in eye care, circulation, and foot care. Pediatric endocrinologists treat children. Whatever their subspecialty, all endocrinologists have the same goal: restoring balance when the body’s messaging system is not working correctly.