We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Daytona Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
350 N Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL
 

Dr. Kent Lyon is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Daytona Beach, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Lyon average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lyon's areas of expertise include diabetes. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
311 N Clyde Morris Boulevard; Suite 440
Daytona Beach, FL
 

Dr. Benigno Digon's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Digon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
780 Dunlawton Avenue; Suite 1
Port Orange, FL
 

Dr. Christina Rho, who practices in Port Orange, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
350 N Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL
 

Dr. Omayra Quijano-Vega specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Daytona Beach, FL. Dr. Quijano-Vega is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Quijano-Vega's patients. Dr. Quijano-Vega honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Quijano-Vega studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School 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.
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