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

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Dr. Heidi Chamberlain Shea, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; #1850
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Heidi Shea is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shea attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Shea has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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

Dr. Steven Dorfman is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dorfman at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dorfman is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is open to new patients.

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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 professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Lakhian takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Lakhian attended Guru Nanak Dev University for medical school. Dr. Lakhian (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Mitchell Sorsby practices adult endocrinology in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Sorsby average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery. Dr. Sorsby is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sorsby has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sorsby is conversant in Spanish.

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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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