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Dr. Richard J Hershcopf has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Endocrinology
Endocrinologists treat disorders related to our glands and the hormones they produce. Because hormones play a key role in the growth and development of children, these conditions often pose different threats to children than they do adults. That’s where a pediatric endocrinologist comes in.
They can diagnose and treat hormonal disorders such as abnormal thyroid function, growth complications and early or delayed puberty. Ambiguous genitals as well as ovarian and testicular dysfunction are also part of their expertise. Childhood obesity, diabetes and problems with low blood sugar also tie back to hormone function and may require consulting with a pediatric endocrinologist.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Growth Disorders
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When I wanted to find a pediatric endocrinologist several people said "oh, you are going to have to go into Manhattan for that" and suggested several people, all associated with large, wonderful hospitals. What I wanted was a top-notch professional with expertise and a lower-key office setting. Often with endocrine issues children can get the idea that "something is wrong with me" and large, clinical settings with bustling offices connected with large medical institutions are fearsome. Dr. Hershcopf came recommended by a physician in Manhattan who actually sends people over the river in the opposite direction to see him. My two children see him, are somewhat physician-averse, and they love him. He spent a large amount of time with me the first visit, did an exhaustive history and proceeded through each step of the diagnostic process with care, information and with the awareness of my children's sensitivity to the issues in mind. My children are still under his care, and ask when they can see him again, as their experience there is not one of a patient with a problem, but to them it is pleasant, almost like they have an uncle who is their doctor.
His support to our case, when we did not have time to waste has best excellent. After a bad experience with another ped endo, Dr. Hershcopf dedication, specially time spent studying details, and to really get to know our son's case was impressive. Each time we have visited his office, we have received quality on treatment, knowledge and time (40 mins, sometimes 1 hour). He also have good follow up calls (very prompt) and with details already in hand.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
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Dr. Richard J Hershcopf accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsRichard J Hershcopf Md, 2 Dean Dr Ste 2, Tenafly, NJ
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