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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Jorgensen focuses on diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jorgensen graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Jorgensen's hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems

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

Dr. Wende Kozlow, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave Dr. Kozlow a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jesus Perez's specialty is adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3050 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Mark Lupo is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lupo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2400 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jose Antunes' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Antunes honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3050 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Zsofia Geck practices adult endocrinology. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Geck is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry Carelink, in addition to 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.
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