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

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

Dr. Hien Tran's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tran obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran's professional affiliations include North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Lindsay Harrison, who practices in Austin, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Harrison has received the distinction of 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 specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Abate is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He graduated from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Abate is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Meneghini accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he 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 specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bickel accepts. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Bickel attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Bickel is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Tomball, TX, Magnolia, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Piper is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piper honors.

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

Dr. Shona Rabon's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Rabon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Rabon attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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.