We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Fort Worth, TX.

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
1650 W Rosedale Street; Suite 306
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Castro's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Castro is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Castro is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Castro speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6741 Audubon Trail
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Imran Patel is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
855 Montgomery Street; Patient Care Center 3rd Floor
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Craig Spellman practices adult endocrinology in Fort Worth, TX and Odessa, TX. Dr. Spellman's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1650 W Rosedale Street; Suite 301
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Alvin Huang, who practices in Fort Worth, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang honors. Dr. Huang is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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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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