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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alvarez is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Evangelical University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. Dr. Blalock studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2425 Brookstone Centre Parkway
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Steven Leichter is an endocrinologist in Columbus, GA and Newnan, GA. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Leichter is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leichter honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2425 Brookstone Centre Parkway
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Benjamin Dennis' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dennis is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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.