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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 practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Sheffer-Babila (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Sheffer-Babila is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Shahed Quyyumi's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Quyyumi's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Quyyumi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Carmen Torrado-Jule is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Torrado-Jule studied medicine at CETEC University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Torrado-Jule (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Torrado-Jule's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1460 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Richard Hoffman specializes in adult endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hoffman is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Hoffman studied medicine at 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.