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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks 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 practices pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Tafuri graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Dennis Carey's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Carey attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Carey (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language.

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

Dr. Jennifer Osipoff practices pediatric endocrinology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Osipoff's education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Lane's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lane honors. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hyman honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She 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 is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mireya Garcia is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Stony Brook, NY. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Before performing her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Garcia attended Santo Domingo Institute of Technology for medical school. She honors Amerigroup, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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

Dr. Prajakta Kulkarni is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Kulkarni takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Government Medical College, Nagpur. Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks 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.