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; Suite 1850
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Heidi Shea's specialties are adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Shea is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Children's Health (Texas), Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shea takes. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Shea has received the distinction of 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 sees patients in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Lakhian's average patient rating is 3.5 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. Lakhian honors. In addition to English, Dr. Lakhian (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Dorfman's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dorfman obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Dorfman has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sorsby is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sorsby is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery. His practice 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.
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