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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Sheffer-Babila an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheffer-Babila accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Sheffer-Babila (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Sheffer-Babila welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
242 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Shahed Quyyumi's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Quyyumi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He attended medical school at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quyyumi honors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Carmen Torrado-Jule, who practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torrado-Jule honors. Dr. Torrado-Jule graduated from 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. Her professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Staten Island University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Torrado-Jule's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1460 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Richard Hoffman is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Hoffman attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoffman honors. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hoffman is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He is open to new patients.

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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.