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

Dr. Donald Zimmerman practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Zimmerman is especially interested in diabetes. 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zimmerman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Habiby is especially interested in diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Habiby 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 practices pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Kreiter average 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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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