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We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield POS near Plano, TX.

Dr. Steven George Dorfman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1850
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Steven Dorfman specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Dorfman's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dorfman is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Dorfman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Shamsher Kaur Lakhian, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1850
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Shamsher Lakhian's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Lakhian accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Lakhian studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. In addition to English, Dr. Lakhian (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; #1850
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Heidi Shea is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Shea attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Shea honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Dr. Mitchell Ian Sorsby, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1850
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Sorsby's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Sorsby studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sorsby is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery. He is open to new patients.

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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.