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

Dr. Donald Zimmerman specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Zimmerman graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is especially interested in diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Zimmerman is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Habiby attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for her residency. She is especially interested in diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Habiby accepts. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Kreiter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed her residency at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Kreiter has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has a closed panel.

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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.
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