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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 medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hamburg attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes and thyroid problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hamburg's professional affiliations include 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gomendoza is affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Gomendoza completed residency programs at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

Dr. Larry Midyett's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, growth problems, and turner syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Midyett studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Midyett's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chokrungvaranon include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Chokrungvaranon takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chokrungvaranon 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, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Gupta graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Her residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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.