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

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

Dr. Tiffany Karas' specialty is adult endocrinology. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Karas at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Karas is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Amer Rahman sees patients in Elgin, IL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Rahman attended Rush Medical College and King Edward Medical University for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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

Dr. Shujauddin Valika's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Valika is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College.

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

Dr. Wendell Malalis is an Elgin, IL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Malalis is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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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.