We found 7 endocrinologists who accept Harmony Health Plans of Illinois near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Jennifer Miller's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Miller accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Kim attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Zimmerman is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimmerman include diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Zimmerman completed residency programs at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zimmerman has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinologist. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Brickman's medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In her practice, she is particularly interested in type 2 diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brickman accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 practices pediatric endocrinology in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Josefson include diabetes. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Josefson graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Josefson is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital. She has a special interest in growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Patients gave Dr. Kreiter an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She 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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Finlayson is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. In her practice, Dr. Finlayson focuses on diabetes. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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.