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

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Dennis Carey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Dennis Carey's areas of specialization are pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics. Dr. Carey is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. 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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Sharon Hyman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
222 Middle Country Road; Suite 106
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Sharon Hyman specializes in pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics. Patients rated Dr. Hyman highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hyman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Hyman is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Wilson is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 pediatric endocrinology specialist. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tafuri completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Jennifer Osipoff's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Osipoff speaks Spanish. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Andrew Lane's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. 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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist. She is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Garcia honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, 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. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Prajakta Kulkarni practices pediatric endocrinology in Stony Brook, NY. She takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kulkarni is a graduate of 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.
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