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We found 28 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1150 N. 35 Avenue; Suite 200
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Richard Harrell is an adult endocrinology specialist in Hollywood, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harrell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Harrell attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Harrell has received include Phi Beta Kappa; National Institutes of Health Research Service Award; and Career Development Award. He is affiliated with 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 is an adult endocrinologist. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. She attended CETEC University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewy-Alterbaum takes. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Allan Golding practices adult endocrinology in Hollywood, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Golding graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Golding trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golding accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Air Force Commendation Medal and First Oak Leaf Cluster Commander's Award for Fellow Medical Research.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Bethel Steindel-Kopp is a pediatric endocrinologist in Miramar, FL and Hollywood, FL. Dr. Steindel-Kopp 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. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Steindel-Kopp attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Ishiyaku EuroAmerica Book Award; Moreland Medical Scholarship; and Femino Medical Scholarship. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. George Vargas, who practices in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar. Dr. Vargas 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. He studied medicine at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Vargas completed a residency program at Raritan Bay Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1150 North 35 Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Hart-Unger's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. 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. Dr. Hart-Unger obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. William Bell Award and Eli Lilly Travel Award for Pediatric Endocrine Society Meeting. Dr. Hart-Unger's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Paul Jellinger is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Jellinger is a graduate of 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. Dr. Jellinger is professionally 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 area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huerta studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Robin Nemery specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Nemery average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nemery attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Nemery trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Nemery's distinctions include: Best Doctors in America; How to Find the Best Doctors, Castly Connoly Guide; and Best Doctors in South Florida. She is affiliated with 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 specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, Dr. Castaneda completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Prince George's Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Castaneda (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Manuela C Almaguer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1150 North 35 Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Manuela Almaguer is a pediatric endocrinologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Almaguer honors. Her residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Almaguer speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3107 Stirling Road; Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez-Alvar is an adult endocrinology specialist in Boca Raton, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Gonzalez-Alvar's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez-Alvar honors. He is a graduate of Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. For his residency, Dr. Gonzalez-Alvar trained at Mountainside Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 520
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Martha Taboada is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Boca Raton, FL, Hollywood, FL, and Weston, FL. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Taboada graduated from the University of the North. Her residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Sam Lerman's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Lerman graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lerman completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Jewish General Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lerman is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 207
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Freedman sees patients in Pembroke Pines, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. Freedman is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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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Dr. Fernando N Diaz-Calderon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3990 Sheridan Street; Suite 206
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Diaz-Calderon practices adult endocrinology in Hollywood, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Diaz-Calderon attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz-Calderon takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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.