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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 practices adult endocrinology in Columbus, GA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alvarez takes. Dr. Alvarez graduated from Evangelical University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School 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. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Blalock honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2425 Brookstone Centre Parkway
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Steven Leichter's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leichter takes.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2425 Brookstone Centre Parkway
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Benjamin Dennis is a Columbus, GA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Dennis is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.