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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 area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wilson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Tafuri include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She obtained her medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Dennis Carey specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Smithtown, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Lake Success, NY. Dr. Carey (or staff) speaks 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 a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Carey's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Osipoff is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Osipoff trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Lane trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lane include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patients gave Dr. Lane an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lane honors. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Lake Success, NY, Smithtown, NY, and New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Hyman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Hyman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mireya Garcia specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. She honors Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia's education and training includes medical school at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Prajakta Kulkarni is a pediatric endocrinologist. She accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Cigna, and more. Dr. Kulkarni studied medicine at Government Medical College, Nagpur. Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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.