We found 6 endocrinologists who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Ellen Verena Jorgensen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
5881 Rand Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. E. Jorgensen practices pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jorgensen honors. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Jorgensen is affiliated with All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
943 S Beneva Road; Suite 210
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jesus Perez-Vilorio specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Sarasota, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perez-Vilorio takes 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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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
943 S Beneva Road; Suite 210
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Wende Kozlow is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Kozlow attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes 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
3050 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Mark Lupo's specialty is adult endocrinology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Lupo studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2400 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jose Antunes, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Antunes graduated from the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Antunes accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3050 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Zsofia Geck specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Sarasota, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Geck a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry Carelink, and more. She graduated from New York Medical College.

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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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