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We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Boca Raton, FL.

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Dr. Richard Mack Harrell, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Glades Road; Suite 500
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Richard Harrell sees patients in Hollywood, FL and Boca Raton, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Harrell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa; National Institutes of Health Research Service Award; and Career Development Award.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
670 Glades Road; Suite 310
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Mirtha Kelijman's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She studied medicine at the University of the Republic Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelijman honors.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3275 W. Hillsboro Boulevard; Suite 210
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alan Balsam is an endocrinologist. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Balsam attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
851 Meadows Road; Suite 213
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Edna Scheindling-Tokayer is a Boca Raton, FL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave Dr. Scheindling-Tokayer a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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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.