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We found 5 endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare Options PPO near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Mitchell Stephen Hamburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mitchell Hamburg is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hamburg is especially interested in diabetes and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Hamburg is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamburg is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Richard Gomendoza, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Richard Gomendoza is an adult endocrinologist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Gomendoza graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. Larry Kurt Midyett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Larry Midyett is a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Midyett's clinical interests encompass diabetes, growth problems, and turner syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for his residency. Dr. Midyett is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Turner Syndrome, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon specializes in adult endocrinology. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for her residency. Dr. Chokrungvaranon's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Arpeta Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Arpeta Gupta is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Kansas City, MO. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. She is affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine ... (Read more)

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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.