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We found 4 endocrinologists who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Plano, TX.

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

Dr. Heidi Shea's medical specialty is adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shea's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Shea's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Dorfman has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dorfman trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He 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 is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Lakhian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Lakhian is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. She studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. The average patient rating for Dr. Lakhian is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lakhian's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sorsby at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sorsby has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.