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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 an endocrinologist. Dr. Wagh is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Wagh attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bayrakdar include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Bayrakdar's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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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 clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Altarshan is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Altarshan's practice is open to 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' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Weiss is conversant in Hebrew. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at Kakatiya Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Palla accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). In addition to English, Dr. Palla (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Arabic. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Palla's office for an appointment.

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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.