We found 7 endocrinologists who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Lindsay Bundrick Bundrick, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lindsay Harrison is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Harrison is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrison accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Nicola Iginio Abate, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nicola Abate's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended medical school at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Abate trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Abate is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Luigi Fernando Meneghini, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Luigi Meneghini specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Meneghini is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Meneghini has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Dr. Perry Earl Bickel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Perry Bickel is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Bickel attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Hien Thien-Hai Tran, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard; #8857
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hien Tran is an adult endocrinologist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Tran completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Shona Kay Rabon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Shona Rabon practices pediatric endocrinology in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Dallas, TX. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Rabon is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Paul Knight Piper Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Hospital Medicine
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Paul Piper is an adult endocrinology and hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in Tomball, TX, Magnolia, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Piper graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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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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