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We found 5 endocrinologists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Knoxville, TN.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2100 W. Clinch Avenue; Suite 140
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. James Kerrigan is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. Dr. Kerrigan is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
2100 W Clinch Avenue; Suite 140
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Elizabeth Wirthwein is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology and pediatric emergency medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2100 W Clinch Avenue; Suite 140
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Carmen Tapiador, who practices in Knoxville, TN, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
2100 W Clinch Avenue; Suite 140
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. David Nickels is a pediatric endocrinologist in Knoxville, TN. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nickels honors.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2100 West Clinch Avenue; Suite 140
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Ruby Joshi Batajoo practices pediatric endocrinology in Knoxville, TN. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.