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Dr. Donald Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Zimmerman is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Zimmerman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In his practice, Dr. Zimmerman focuses on diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zimmerman is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Reema Lynn Habiby, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Reema Habiby is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Habiby takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Growth Problems, Turner Syndrome, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Lynn Kreiter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kreiter sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kreiter at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has a closed panel. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kreiter completed her residency training at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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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.