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We found 12 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Venkata Govinda Raju Budharaju, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2763 1st Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Venkata Budharaju practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Budharaju attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Budharaju (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Arvind Rama Parbhoo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6409 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Arvind Parbhoo is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pituitary disorders and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Parbhoo 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. For his residency, Dr. Parbhoo trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Sowmya K Suryanarayanan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2763 1st Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sowmya Suryanarayanan is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Suryanarayanan attended medical school at Thanjavur Medical College. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Suryanarayanan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Suryanarayanan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Tamil, and Malayalam. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Pallavi Iyer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
601 5th Street S; 5th Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pallavi Iyer is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Iyer performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Allen William Root, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
800 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Allen Root is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Root is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Ajay Varanasi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1615 S. Pasadena Avenue; Suite 290
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ajay Varanasi works as an adult endocrinologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Rockledge, FL. Dr. Varanasi is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Northside Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Richard F Blanchard, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Richard Blanchard's specialty is adult endocrinology. Patients gave Dr. Blanchard an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Dr. Govindan Potteth Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4820 5th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Govindan Nair practices adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, cryotherapy, and pituitary disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Dr. Nair attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is conversant in French. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. William Kurban, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
620 10th Street N; Physician Office
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Kurban practices adult endocrinology in Saint Petersburg, FL and Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Kurban (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kurban include hospital care. He is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Kurban honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Suzanne Michelle Jackman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
601 5th Street S; 5th Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Suzanne Jackman's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Jackman obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Anne Marie Lenz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
501 6th Avenue S; Box 6900
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anne Lenz 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. Lenz accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Lenz is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2815 1st Avenue North; Suite B
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Roland Lajoie is an endocrinologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Lajoie is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.