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

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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 is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Gogineni honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Guntur Medical College and Kasturba Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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

Dr. Hiralal Maheshwari's specialty is adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Maheshwari graduated from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Maheshwari (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Achal Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10350 Haligus Road; Suite 200
Huntley, IL
 

Dr. Achal Ahmed's specialty is adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Ahmed's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmed is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6317 Nw Highway
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Brian Wu sees patients in Crystal Lake, IL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
600 S Randall Road
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Jawaad Khokhar practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Khokhar honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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.
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