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We found 4 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Coventry Silver near Scranton, PA.

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Dr. Rishita Purushottam Tiwari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
531 Mt Pleasant Drive
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Rishita Tiwari practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Tiwari graduated from the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. Her residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tiwari accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Best Intern in Department of Pediatrics, . and Chief Resident in Department of Pediatrics, .. She is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Tiwari is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Naghma Jabeen Aijaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
531 Mt Pleasant Drive
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Naghma Aijaz's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Aijaz graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. For her residency, Dr. Aijaz trained at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Her clinical interests encompass type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Aijaz (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Aijaz is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Godil, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
531 Mt Pleasant Drive
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Mushtaq Godil is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Godil average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Godil is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Dr. Muniza Mogri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
531 Mt Pleasant Drive
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Muniza Mogri's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mogri average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mogri takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. For her residency, Dr. Mogri trained at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. She is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Pituitary Disorders

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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.