We found 3 endocrinologists who accept Coventry Catastrophic near Orlando, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Adult Endocrinology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Sualeh Ashraf is a specialist in adult cardiology, adult endocrinology, and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. After attending Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Ashraf accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
1717 S Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Yu Yu is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Orlando, FL. He studied medicine at Shanghai Medical University. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1717 S Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Shilpa Gurnurkar is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is an in-network provider 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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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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