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We found 5 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Evergreen Park, IL.

Dr. Sujata M Wagh, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sujata Wagh's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Wagh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and L.T. Municipal Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. She is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Dr. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2955 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Bayrakdar's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. Dr. Bayrakdar has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Bayrakdar's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Hyperglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdallah Al Tarshan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2955 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Abdallah Altarshan is a specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Altarshan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Pituitary Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5758 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Roy Weiss is an endocrinologist. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Weiss an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Dr. Jyothsna Palla, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2955 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Jyothsna Palla specializes in adult endocrinology and geriatrics (elderly care). She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Palla's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Palla is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Palla trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Palla (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity

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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.