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We found 7 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Tallahassee, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
2173-b Centerville Place
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Zapata practices adult endocrinology. He attended medical school at the University of Valle. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zapata honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Kristin Ann Harmon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1803 Miccosukee Commons Drive; Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Kristin Harmon is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Harmon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Dr. Larry Charles Deeb, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2804 Remington Green Circle; Suite 1
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Larry Deeb practices pediatric endocrinology in Tallahassee, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Deeb takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1804 Miccosukee Commons Drive; Suite 210
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Nancy Wright works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Tallahassee, FL. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Wright has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2406 E Plaza Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Omodele Awoniyi specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Tallahassee, FL. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1705 S Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Luz Prieto-Sanchez is an endocrinologist in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Prieto-Sanchez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Celeste Brickler Hart, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1705 S Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Celeste Hart is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hart at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hart accepts.

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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.