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 works as an adult endocrinologist. She is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. She attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Karas is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Karas 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 is an Elgin, IL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahman honors. Dr. Rahman is a graduate of King Edward Medical University and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. 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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Elgin, IL. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Valika is a graduate of 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. Dr. Malalis is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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.
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