We found 4 endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Safety Harbor, FL.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 104
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Susan Boston is an adult endocrinology specialist in Safety Harbor, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boston is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She takes 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 a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Boston attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Dr. Ashwini Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3165 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Fessler Building B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashwini Reddy specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy attended Nagpur University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria.

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Dr. Munira D Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1840 Mease Drive; Mease Diabetes & Endocrine Center Suite 104
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Munira Siddiqui specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Siddiqui honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Siddiqui completed Dr. Siddiqui's residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Siddiqui is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Payal S Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 104
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Payal Patel's specialty is adult endocrinology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She speaks Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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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