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Dr. Richard A Banks, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
60 W Gore Street; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Richard Banks works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Orlando, FL. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Banks a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banks honors. 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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Orlando, FL. Dr. Villar is affiliated with Orlando Health. She 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. She attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She trained at Orlando Health for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Paul Michael Desrosiers, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
60 W Gore Street; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Paul Desrosiers specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Orlando, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Desrosiers average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he 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
60 W Gore Street; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Yang is a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Yang is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Orlando Health.

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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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