We found 8 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Affinity Health Plan near Stony Brook, NY.

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Dr. Thomas Allen Wilson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Wilson's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wilson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Wilson trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for his residency. Dr. Wilson (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Metabolism, Research, Growth Problems, Hypertension, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Sue Tafuri, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
100 Nicolls Road; Stony Brook Hospital Department of Pediatrics Hsc T11 Room080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Kimberly Tafuri is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tafuri include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Tafuri speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Dennis Edmund Carey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Dennis Carey is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Smithtown, NY, Lake Success, NY, and New Hyde Park, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Carey takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Carey (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Carey is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jennifer Nicole Osipoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Osipoff is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Osipoff completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Dr. Sharon Joyce Hyman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Sharon Hyman works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Hyman average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Hyman studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hyman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Hyman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Andrew Harry Lane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Lane practices pediatric endocrinology in Stony Brook, NY, Patchogue, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Lane attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lane honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mireya Garcia is a pediatric endocrinologist. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia honors. Before completing her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Garcia attended medical school at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
080 Level 11; Hsc Room
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Prajakta Kulkarni, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Government Medical College, Nagpur. Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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.
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