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We found 7 pediatric endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare HMO Premier Network near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Ellen Kim is a pediatric endocrinologist. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include 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, 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 pediatric endocrinology specialist in Chicago, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zimmerman include diabetes. Dr. Zimmerman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Zimmerman attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he 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 works in Chicago, IL. Dr. Habiby is especially interested in diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. Wendy Joy Brickman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Brickman specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include type 2 diabetes. Dr. Brickman 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, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Brickman is not currently accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Josefson's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Josefson accepts. Unfortunately, she is not accepting 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. Her areas of expertise include 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. Dr. Kreiter attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital for residency. Dr. Kreiter is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, 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 practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Finlayson has a special interest in diabetes. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Finlayson attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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What is Pediatric Endocrinology?

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the body and flow through the bloodstream. They control a number of important functions, including growth, metabolism, and sexual development. Doctors that treat hormonal problems are called endocrinologists, and endocrinologists that work with children are pediatric endocrinologists.

Pediatric endocrinologists treat children of all ages, from newborn babies to young adults. Because hormones affect growth and sexual development, endocrine disorders affect children and teens very differently than they do adults. Some disorders, such as precocious (early) puberty, only affect children. Some endocrine disorders have different symptoms in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. A pediatric endocrinologist must be aware of how hormonal problems specifically affect children’s health and development.

Diabetes, a disease caused by problems with the hormone insulin, is the most common disorder treated by pediatric endocrinologists. Other issues include:
  • Growth disorders, which prevent children from growing or maturing as expected
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pituitary or adrenal disorders
  • Sex hormone disorders, where the body produces either too little or too much of the hormones that affect puberty and sexual development
  • Unexplained obesity
  • Intersex, a group of conditions that make a person's sex unclear
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Problems with calcium metabolism
  • Treatment for transgender children, who feel they do not match the gender associated with their external genitalia (many, but not all, pediatric endocrinology offices provide this service)

For most endocrine disorders, treatment involves medication taken to either supplement or suppress certain hormone levels.

Since hormones control so many functions within the body and are so crucial during the early stages of life, an endocrine disorder can be devastating for a child. Pediatric endocrinologists help get your child’s hormones back in balance.