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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 medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic 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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Zimmerman is especially interested in diabetes. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Zimmerman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Habiby include diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Habiby's residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is professionally 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's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Brickman has a special interest in type 2 diabetes. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. 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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Josefson focuses on diabetes. Dr. Josefson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She studied medicine at 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. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She has a closed panel.

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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 in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Kreiter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kreiter honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. She 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.

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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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Chicago, IL. She has a special interest in diabetes. Dr. Finlayson's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Finlayson attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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.