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 works as an endocrinologist in Kansas City, MO. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Hamburg is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hamburg attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Hamburg highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His professional affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gomendoza is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gomendoza is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and turner syndrome. Dr. Midyett is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Midyett obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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 practices adult endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Chokrungvaranon focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Dr. Chokrungvaranon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chokrungvaranon completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Arpeta Gupta specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Kansas City, MO. Before performing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gupta attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include 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.