We found 11 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Orlando, FL.

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Dr Richard A Banks MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Average rating 4.1 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
60 W Gore Street; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL

Dr. Richard Banks is an Orlando, FL physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Banks is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Banks completed his residency training at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr Jennifer Amelia Villar MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
60 W Gore Street; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL

Dr. Jennifer Villar's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Villar obtained her medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed her residency at Orlando Health. Dr. Villar speaks Spanish.

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Dr Paul Michael Desrosiers MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Average rating 4.72 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
60 W Gore Street; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL

Dr. Paul Desrosiers works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Orlando, FL and Lake Mary, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desrosiers obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Desrosiers is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr Joshua H Yang MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
60 W Gore Street; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL

Dr. Joshua Yang is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Yang graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
615 E Princeton Street; Suite 101
Orlando, FL

Dr. Konda Reddy's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr Jorge J Daaboul MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
615 E Princeton Street; Suite 101
Orlando, FL

Dr. Jorge Daaboul's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Daaboul graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
615 E Princeton Street; Suite 101
Orlando, FL

Dr. Rachel-Marie Cazeau sees patients in Orlando, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Cazeau is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
615 E Princeton Street; Suite 101
Orlando, FL

Dr. Jeremiah Nelson is an adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
1717 S Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL

Dr. Yu Yu specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Orlando, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr Mauri Carakushansky MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
115 Columbia Street; Suite B
Orlando, FL

Dr. Mauri Carakushansky, who practices in Orlando, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Carakushansky's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1717 S Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL

Dr. Shilpa Gurnurkar practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Gurnurkar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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