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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 medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Goodwin include diabetes. Dr. Goodwin honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He welcomes 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hasan honors. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes 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 practices adult endocrinology in Olympia Fields, IL and Chicago Heights, IL. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dwarakanathan is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He welcomes new patients. In addition to English, Dr. Dwarakanathan speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Ayesha Akbar is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Frankfort, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akbar honors. She is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Akbar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Weintraub is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.