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Carmen Torrado-Jule, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
2454-2460 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Carmen Torrado-Jule's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics. She is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. Dr. Torrado-Jule is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Torrado-Jule welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sharone R Sheffer-Babila, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2460 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Sharone Sheffer-Babila's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Sheffer-Babila highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital and Northwell Health Physician Partners. Dr. Sheffer-Babila is open to new patients.

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Dr. Vincent J Calamia, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Geriatrics
4106 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Vincent Calamia's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Staten Island, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Calamia studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Staten Island University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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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