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

Dr. Rishita Tiwari works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Danville, PA, Harrisburg, PA, and Altoona, PA. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tiwari is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Tiwari trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Best Intern in Department of Pediatrics, . and Chief Resident in Department of Pediatrics, .. Dr. Tiwari is affiliated with Geisinger. She has a closed panel.

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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, who practices in Wilkes Barre, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA, and Mountain Top, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Before completing her residency at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aijaz attended medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Clinical interests for Dr. Aijaz include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Aijaz's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aijaz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. She 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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Godil is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Godil attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is 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 medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mogri accepts. Her residency was performed at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. She is professionally 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.
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