We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Columbus, GA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1005 Talbotton Road; Suite B
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Ricardo Alvarez sees patients in Columbus, GA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alvarez accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2300 Manchester Expw; F1 St Francis Medical Park
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Jack Blalock is a Columbus, GA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Blalock is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2425 Brookstone Centre Parkway
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Steven Leichter's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Leichter's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leichter accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2425 Brookstone Centre Parkway
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Benjamin Dennis' specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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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