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We found 5 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Punta Gorda, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Numa Tamayo, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. For his professional training, Dr. Tamayo completed a residency program at San Juan Bautista Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Tamayo honors 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
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Arelis Madera practices adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Madera 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 completed her residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Madera's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Dr. Steven Paul Halasz, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Steven Halasz is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Halasz is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Halasz's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
1649 Tamiami Trail; Unit 1c
Charlotte Harbor, FL
 

Dr. John Janick works as an endocrinologist. Before completing his residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Janick attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janick accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Dr. Teresita Cortes De Lara, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2400 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 3
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Teresita De Lara works as an endocrinologist in Port Charlotte, FL. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.