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

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Dr. Reema Lynn Habiby, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Reema Habiby works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Chicago, IL. She has a special interest in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Habiby honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Brickman studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Brickman focuses on type 2 diabetes. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. 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. Donald Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Zimmerman is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zimmerman include diabetes. Dr. Zimmerman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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. In addition to English, Dr. Zimmerman speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Jami Josefson's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Josefson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Josefson completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. 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 reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kreiter takes. Dr. Kreiter has a closed panel.

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

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

Dr. Ellen Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Kim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kim obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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

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

Dr. Courtney Finlayson's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Finlayson attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Finlayson trained at Rush University Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Finlayson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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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.
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