Sonia Caprio, MD

Specialty

Pediatric Endocrinology

Conditions & Treatments

Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Lipid Management, Obesity


Phone
(203) 785-4081
Accepting New Patients
Telehealth Visits

Biography

Sonia Caprio, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist and an expert in childhood type 2 diabetes and obesity. She also treats fatty liver disease, genetic disorders that cause high cholesterol and metabolic syndrome, abnormalities associated with heart disease and type 2 diabetes. She tells new patients and their parents: “Both pre-diabetes and early onset of type 2 diabetes can be prevented. Often only minor changes in dietary intake and minimal weight loss together with more physical activity will help chase diabetes away.”

In treating childhood obesity and diabetes, Yale Medicine physicians focus on the family as well as the child, Dr. Caprio says. Therapies include a unique weight management plan for the entire family, she says. The practice also uses cutting-edge genetic testing to better understand a patient’s metabolism.

A professor of pediatrics (endocrinology) at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Caprio is a leading researcher of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Her work seeks to better understand the causes of insulin resistance and impaired insulin secretion in obese children. She received the 2015 Distinguished Leader in Insulin Resistance Award from the International Committee for Insulin Resistance.

Gender

Female

Language(s)

English;French;Italian

Years In Practice

31

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Locations

Yale Pediatric Speciality Center

One Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06519

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 737-7635

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

1 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06504

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Education & Training

Education

University of Naples, Italy

Internship

Univ de Medicinae Chirugia

Residency

Ospedali Cardarelli

Fellowship

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA;Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare