We found 4 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Child Health Plus near Yorktown Heights, NY.

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Dr. Jaime Tsay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1825 Commerce Street
Yorktown Heights, NY
 

Dr. Jaime Tsay sees patients in Mount Kisco, NY, Yorktown Heights, NY, and Brewster, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her professional affiliations include CareMount Medical, PC and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Dr. Tsay is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Sofia Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1825 Commerce Street
Yorktown Heights, NY
 

Dr. Sofia Shapiro is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Shapiro accepts the following insurance: Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Castle Connolly Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Shapiro (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with CareMount Medical, PC and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH).

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Dr. Alicia Ann Romano, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1940 Commerce Street; Suite 206
Yorktown Heights, NY
 

Dr. Alicia Romano's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She accepts the following insurance: Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Romano graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Romano is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Dr. Joan Rose Di Martino-Nardi, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
400 E Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY
 

Dr. Joan Dimartino-Nardi is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), Westchester Health, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. She takes Child Health Plus and Medicaid insurance. Dr. Dimartino-Nardi attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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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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