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Carmen Torrado-Jule, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
average rating 4.61 stars (39 ratings)
2454-2460 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Carmen Torrado-Jule specializes in pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics and practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Torrado-Jule average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from CETEC University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners.

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Sharone Sheffer-Babila MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 4.7 stars (38 ratings)
2460 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Sharone Sheffer-Babila sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She speaks Hebrew. Dr. Sheffer-Babila is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH), Northwell Health Physician Partners, and Cohen Children's Medical Center. She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sheffer-Babila's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Vincent Calamia MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Geriatrics
average rating 3.42 stars (16 ratings)
4106 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Vincent Calamia is a Staten Island, NY physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Calamia average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Calamia is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Calamia's professional affiliations include the University Physicians Group, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH).

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What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a medical specialty that deals with glands and hormones. Hormones are substances that act like chemical messengers between parts of the body. They are produced by glands, and travel in the bloodstream throughout the body where they act on different organs and cells to affect many different functions of life. Hormones control our appetite, growth, reproduction, and energy. When there is too little or too much of a hormone, an endocrinologist can help restore the balance.

Endocrinology problems are sometimes difficult and complex because hormones travel throughout the body and can affect more than one system. A single, simple imbalance can produce multiple, very different symptoms. Just a few of the diverse diseases treated by an endocrinologist include:
  • Diabetes (where insulin is not produced in the body or is not working well, and blood sugar levels rise, which damages tissues)
  • Hypothyroidism (where thyroid hormones are not produced well, reducing cell metabolism and energy)
  • Precocious Puberty (where reproductive hormones are produced too early in a child’s life)
  • Gigantism (where growth hormones are overproduced, leading to unusual size)

Endocrinology can contain subspecialties where physicians focus their care on specific groups of patients. For example, some endocrinologists are diabetic endocrinologists who know specifically how to care for diabetics’ particular needs in eye care, circulation, and foot care. Pediatric endocrinologists treat children. Whatever their subspecialty, all endocrinologists have the same goal: restoring balance when the body’s messaging system is not working correctly.
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