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We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Humana Catastrophic near Elgin, IL.

Dr. Tiffany A Karas, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1600 North Randall Road; Suite 225
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Tiffany Karas is an adult endocrinology specialist in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Karas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Karas has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

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Dr. Amer Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Suite 10
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Amer Rahman is an Elgin, IL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He is affiliated with Centegra Health System. He graduated from Rush Medical College and King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rahman trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Suite 10
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Shujauddin Valika is an endocrinologist. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valika takes. Dr. Valika is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Suite 10
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Wendell Malalis is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Elgin, IL. Dr. Malalis's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Centegra Health System. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.