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We found 7 endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare Silver near Edinburg, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5416 S Jackson Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Abdulrahman Albustamy is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Edinburg, TX. Dr. Albustamy attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 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. Albustamy honors.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2609 Michaelangelo Drive
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Marcel Twahirwa is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Twahirwa 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. He studied medicine at the University of Montemorelos Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
5105 S Mccoll Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Ranjana Sarma's areas of specialization are pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2609 Michaelangelo Drive
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Cordoba Kissee sees patients in Edinburg, TX. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Cordoba Kissee completed her residency training at the University Medical Center, Tucson.

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Dr. Jose David Gamez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4302 S Sugar Road; Suite 205
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Jose Gamez is a pediatric endocrinologist in Edinburg, TX. Dr. Gamez's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2609 Michaelangelo Drive
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Jose Llinas Cepeda is an adult endocrinologist in Edinburg, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Llinas Cepeda accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2609 Michaelangelo Drive
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Melany Castillo is an adult endocrinology specialist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.