We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Sunnyvale, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
231 South Collins Road
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Sumana Gangi is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gangi include metabolism. Dr. Gangi's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Gangi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Dr. Gangi has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Gangi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1621 N. Beltline Road; Suite A
Mesquite, TX
 

Dr. Srinivas Bontha is an adult endocrinology specialist in Rowlett, TX, Mesquite, TX, and Dallas, TX. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Bontha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Andhra Medical College and residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
231 South Collins Road
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Sreedevi Guttikonda is an adult endocrinologist in Mesquite, TX, Sunnyvale, TX, and Rowlett, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Guttikonda has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Guttikonda honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
231 South Collins Road
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Igala is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Igala obtained her medical school training at Gandhi Medical College and performed her residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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