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 specializes in adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Karas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Karas is 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karas honors. Dr. Karas is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Amer Rahman's specialty is adult endocrinology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Rahman attended medical school at Rush Medical College and King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rahman is 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 area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valika honors. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. 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. Wendell Malalis is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System. Dr. Malalis's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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.