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Dennis Carey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
average rating 4.58 stars (56 ratings)
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Dennis Carey's areas of specialization are pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics; he sees patients in New Hyde Park, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Lake Success, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Carey average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carey is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners.

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Sharon Hyman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
average rating 4.8 stars (61 ratings)
222 Middle Country Road; Suite 106
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Sharon Hyman's specialties are pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics. She practices in Smithtown, NY, Lake Success, NY, and New Hyde Park, NY. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hyman is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners.

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Mrs. Kimberly Sue Tafuri D.O
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 2 stars (1 rating)
100 Nicolls Road; Stony Brook Hospital Department of Pediatrics Hsc T11 Room080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Kimberly Tafuri is a pediatric endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tafuri include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tafuri is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Growth Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Nicole Osipoff MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Osipoff is a pediatric endocrinologist in East Setauket, NY, Patchogue, NY, and Commack, NY. Dr. Osipoff attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and growth problems. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osipoff honors.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Celiac Disease, Clinical Trials, Diabetes, Obesity, Down Syndrome, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas A. Wilson M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Wilson works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wilson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Growth Problems, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Lane
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 4.37 stars (4 ratings)
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Lane sees patients in Stony Brook, NY, Patchogue, NY, and East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Lane attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lane include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mireya Garcia's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She attended International and then went on to complete her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Garcia takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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