Diabetes & Endocrinology

About Our Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology Services

Your child's growth and development becomes a focus from your very first visit to the pediatrician. It's this careful observation which can provide clues if things go wrong.  

Sometimes seemingly minor issues related to weight and height can uncover an underlying hormonal condition such as a thyroid disorder or diabetes. At that point, your pediatrician may refer you to a pediatric endocrinologist who has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of these types of disorders among children and teens.  

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital's Endocrinology Division provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for children with a variety of endocrine disorders. In fact, we offer the only American Diabetes Association-recognized Pediatric Diabetes Education Center in the region.

We specialize in treating:  

  • Adrenal gland disorders
  • Early and late puberty
  • Growth problems
  • Low blood sugar
  • Mineral metabolism problems
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid disorders

Patient Testimonial

Olivia's Story

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Read the story of six-year-old Olivia Covino of Bayville on page five of the summer 2017 edition of Hackensack Meridian KidViews!

Care Locations

  • K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center,
    1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753
  • Outpatient Services
    61 Davis Avenue, Suite 1
    Neptune, NJ 07753

Meet Our Team

Katherine A Beckwith-Fickas, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinology
Santhosh Eapen, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinology
Marianna Nicoletta Gentile, D.O.
Pediatric Endocrinology
Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O.
Pediatric Endocrinology

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