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

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

Dr. Dennis Carey is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Carey (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. His professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Carey's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Tafuri attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Wilson's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Wilson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Wilson (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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

Dr. Sharon Hyman is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hyman takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Hyman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Hyman 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Clinical interests for Dr. Lane include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Lane graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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

Dr. Jennifer Osipoff works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Osipoff attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osipoff honors. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Mireya H Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mireya Garcia is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She honors Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Garcia is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Garcia is 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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Cigna, and more. She graduated from Government Medical College, Nagpur. Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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.