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We found 5 endocrinologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Crystal Lake, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
380 Terra Cotta Road; Suite A
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Hiralal Maheshwari's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maheshwari honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Dr. Maheshwari (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Maheshwari is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Jyothi Gogineni, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3707 Doty Road; Medical Office Building 2, Suites C, D, E, G, H
Woodstock, IL
 

Dr. Jyothi Gogineni specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Crystal Lake, IL, Woodstock, IL, and Huntley, IL. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Guntur Medical College and Kasturba Medical College and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Gogineni is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Achal Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10350 Haligus Road
Huntley, IL
 

Dr. Achal Ahmed is an adult endocrinology specialist in Crystal Lake, IL and Huntley, IL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6317 Nw Highway
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Brian Wu is an adult endocrinology specialist. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wu accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
600 S Randall Road
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Jawaad Khokhar is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.