We found 6 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Hialeah, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9915 Nw 41st Street; Suite 230
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Pascual De Santis, who practices in Doral, FL and Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. De Santis average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. De Santis include adrenal tumor, pituitary tumor, and addison's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De Santis honors. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. De Santis attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. De Santis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Adrenal Tumor, Addison's Disease, Adrenal Disorders, Pituitary Disorders, Pituitary Tumor

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 214
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Sofia Vasquez-Solomon specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Hialeah, FL. She studied medicine at the University of Panama School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Vasquez-Solomon a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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 Pediatric Endocrinology
2387 West 68th Street; Suite 301
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Lysette Iglesias is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Miami Lakes, FL and Hialeah, FL. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Iglesias attended medical school at Autonomous University of Central America. For her residency, Dr. Iglesias trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
7150 West 20th Avenue; Suite 408
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Shuman is a Hialeah, FL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Sonia M Jimenez Victores, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
315 West 49 Street
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Sonia Victores, who practices in Hialeah, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Victores honors. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Nw 79th Avenue; Suite 222
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Brenda Acosta Ashby is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acosta Ashby honors. She attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean 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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