We found 5 endocrinologists who accept Humana HMO near Olympia Fields, IL.

Dr. Scott Ryan Goodwin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Scott Goodwin's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Before performing his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Goodwin attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Goodwin has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes

Dr. Nidal Hasan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nidal Hasan is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Hasan graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Arcot A Dwarakanathan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
19900 Governors Drive; Suite 105
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Arcot Dwarakanathan's specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Dwarakanathan average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Dwarakanathan speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Ayesha Akbar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1423 Chicago Road
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ayesha Akbar practices adult endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Akbar focuses on diabetes. Dr. Akbar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Akbar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
19550 Governors Highway; Suite 2000
Flossmoor, IL
 

Dr. Ilene Weintraub is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Weintraub attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She honors 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.