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We found 25 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Pembroke Pines, FL.

Dr. Richard Mack Harrell, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 200
Hollywood, 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. Lorena Ana Lewy Alterbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9720 Stirling Road; Building C, Suite 111
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Lorena Lewy-Alterbaum specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Hollywood, FL and Cooper City, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum graduated from CETEC University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum completed a residency program at Interfaith Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum has an open panel.

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Dr. Bethel Susan Steindel-Kopp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Bethel Steindel-Kopp specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Miramar, FL and Hollywood, FL. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Steindel-Kopp performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Steindel-Kopp include: Ishiyaku EuroAmerica Book Award; Moreland Medical Scholarship; and Femino Medical Scholarship.

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Dr. Allan C Golding, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Adult Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 200
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Allan Golding's specialties are surgery and adult endocrinology. He practices in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Golding is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His distinctions include: Air Force Commendation Medal and First Oak Leaf Cluster Commander's Award for Fellow Medical Research.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 590
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. George Vargas' specialty is adult endocrinology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vargas takes. Dr. Vargas graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Dr. Vargas is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 590
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Paul Jellinger practices adult endocrinology in Hollywood, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Jellinger's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2999 Ne 191 Street; #300
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Milagros Huerta's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Huerta accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Martha V Taboada Vergara, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Martha Taboada practices pediatric endocrinology. She 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. She is a graduate of the University of the North and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Taboada's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Robin L Nemery, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Robin Nemery is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nemery honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Nemery trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America; How to Find the Best Doctors, Castly Connoly Guide; and Best Doctors in South Florida. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12177 Pembroke Road
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Emilio Castaneda sees patients in Pembroke Pines, FL, Hallandale, FL, and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 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. Dr. Castaneda's education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Allegheny General Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Prince George's Hospital Center. Dr. Castaneda (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Seda Suvag-Yalcin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 560, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Seda Suvag is an adult endocrinology specialist in Hollywood, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suvag honors. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Cleveland Clinic.

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Dr. Fernando N Diaz-Calderon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3990 Sheridan Street; Suite 206
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Diaz-Calderon specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Hollywood, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diaz-Calderon studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. For his residency, Dr. Diaz-Calderon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; #590
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Sam Lerman is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Hollywood, FL. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lerman completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Jewish General Hospital. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Samuel M Freedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 207
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Freedman is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Freedman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Freedman completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
10796 Pines Boulevard; Suite 103
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Fidel Henriquez is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He works in Pembroke Pines, FL. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Henriquez obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Henriquez speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Adult Endocrinology, Other
9900 Stirling Road; Suite 300
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Gelman practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and adult endocrinology. Dr. Gelman's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center.

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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.