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We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Humana Premier near Lafayette, LA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4704 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Janna Flint sees patients in Lafayette, LA. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway; Suite 200
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Daniel Stout specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Lafayette, LA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stout studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
401 Audubon Boulevard; Suite 102
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Bennett Baquet's specialty is adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Baquet is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
401 Audubon Boulevard; Suite 102b
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Justin Fontenot works as an adult endocrinologist in Lafayette, LA. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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.