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We found 5 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Boca Raton, FL.

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

Dr. Richard Harrell is an endocrinologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Harrell is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harrell accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Harrell's distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa; National Institutes of Health Research Service Award; and Career Development Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Courtney Michelle Edwards, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Surgical Oncology
900 Glades Road; Suite 500
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Courtney Edwards' specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Edwards has a special interest in endocrine surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for residency. Dr. Edwards is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Endocrine Surgery

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

Dr. Mirtha Kelijman is an endocrinologist in Boca Raton, FL. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelijman graduated from the University of the Republic Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Alan Balsam's specialty is adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balsam graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Dr. Edna Lily Scheindling-Tokayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
851 Meadows Road; Suite 213
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Edna Scheindling-Tokayer sees patients in Boca Raton, FL. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Scheindling-Tokayer highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.