We found 4 endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Sunnyvale, TX.

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Dr. Sumana Gangi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
231 South Collins Road
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Sumana Gangi is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Gangi's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Gangi (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism

Dr. Srinivas Bontha, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1621 N. Beltline Road; Suite A
Mesquite, TX
 

Dr. Srinivas Bontha practices adult endocrinology in Rowlett, TX, Mesquite, TX, and Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bontha include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Bontha takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Lake Pointe 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 a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Guttikonda attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Guttikonda is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guttikonda accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
231 South Collins Road
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Igala is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Sunnyvale, TX and Mesquite, TX. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Igala attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Igala is affiliated with 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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