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 a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Boston average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Boston graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Boston is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Payal Patel is an adult endocrinology specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Patel is conversant in Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 works as an adult endocrinologist. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. Dr. Reddy attended Nagpur University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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

Dr. Munira Siddiqui's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui honors. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Siddiqui performed Dr. Siddiqui's residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Siddiqui's professional affiliations include 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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