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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wagh's education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and L.T. Municipal Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. She is professionally 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 endocrinologist. Dr. Bayrakdar studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bayrakdar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Bayrakdar is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Altarshan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Altarshan's residency was performed at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He welcomes 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Weiss is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Weiss has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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

Dr. Jyothsna Palla is an endocrinologist and geriatrician. Dr. Palla (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Arabic. Dr. Palla is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She attended Kakatiya Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Palla takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). She has an open panel.

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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.