We found 6 endocrinologists who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay OAHMO near Erie, PA.

Dr. Anne-France France Walczak, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1700 Peach Street; Suite 220
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Anne-France Walczak practices adult endocrinology in Erie, PA. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Walczak is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She graduated from Ponce School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Walczak has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Luigi Roberto Garibaldi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Endocrinology
201 State Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Luigi Garibaldi sees patients in Beaver Falls, PA, Erie, PA, and Hermitage, PA. His medical specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Garibaldi is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He attended the University of Genoa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Garibaldi is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Nursen Gurtunca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
118 East 2nd Street; W1150
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Nursen Gurtunca, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Beaver Falls, PA, and Erie, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Gurtunca average 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurtunca accepts. For her professional training, Dr. Gurtunca completed residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. In addition to English, she speaks Turkish. Dr. Gurtunca is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Amanda Catherine Flint, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
118 East 2nd Street; W1150
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Amanda Flint is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Flint average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Flint is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
240 W 11th Street; 2nd Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Hines is an adult endocrinologist in Erie, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Hines average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hines accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
240 W 11th Street; 2nd Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Luis Aparicio's specialty is adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. Patients gave Dr. Aparicio an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to 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.
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