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Dr. Jennifer Lynn Robbins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Miller is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Miller's clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ellen Eunhae Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Kim is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kim completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Zimmerman is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Zimmerman's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Zimmerman's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Zimmerman is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Wendy Joy Brickman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Brickman sees patients in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has a special interest in type 2 diabetes. Dr. Brickman is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Unfortunately, Dr. Brickman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Insulin Resistance

Dr. Jami L Josefson, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
333 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jami Josefson specializes in pediatric endocrinology. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Josefson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Josefson is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Mary Kreiter's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kreiter completed residency programs at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital. She has indicated that her clinical interests include growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). The average patient rating for Dr. Kreiter is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Kreiter's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kreiter is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Courtney Anne Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Courtney Finlayson practices pediatric endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Finlayson is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: 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.