We found 5 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Medicare near Chapel Hill, NC.

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Dr. Janel Darcy Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Janel Hunter sees patients in Winston-Salem, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In Dr. Hunter's practice, she is particularly interested in type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with UNC Hospitals and Wake Forest Baptist Health. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Jennifer Law is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with UNC Hospitals. Before completing her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Law attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Law is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She has received distinctions including Best Teacher, Wake Forest University Medical Students and Best Role Model, Wake Forest University Medical Students.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
101 Manning Drive; Box 7039
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Doris Estrada's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Estrada attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. She accepts Medicare insurance. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Ashley Jessup is a pediatric endocrinologist in Chapel Hill, NC and Kernersville, NC. She attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Jessup's medical residency was performed at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Maureen Su is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Su attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Su is affiliated with UNC Hospitals.

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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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