We found 5 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's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Sheffer-Babila an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Sheffer-Babila (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Sheffer-Babila welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Vincent J Calamia, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Geriatrics
4106 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Vincent Calamia, who practices in Staten Island, NY, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Calamia average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calamia takes. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Calamia's residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Shahed Quyyumi specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Staten Island, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Quyyumi average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Quyyumi is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Quyyumi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Carmen Torrado-Jule, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2454-2460 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Carmen Torrado-Jule is a pediatric endocrinologist and pediatrician in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Torrado-Jule is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Torrado-Jule (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Torrado-Jule is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1460 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Richard Hoffman works as an endocrinologist in Staten Island, NY. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. Dr. Hoffman takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hoffman studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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.
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