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We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Tyler, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
11937 Us Highway 271
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Christina Bratcher is an adult endocrinology specialist in Tyler, TX and Plano, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Bratcher graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes

Dr. Maxwell Prosper Kwaku, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1000 East Fifth Street
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Maxwell Kwaku, who practices in Tyler, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kwaku include diabetes. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. He trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwaku takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes

Dr. Savitha Shastry, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1000 E. Fifth Street; Suite: 200
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Savitha Shastry specializes in adult endocrinology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Shastry has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Shastry is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1000 E 5th Street
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Sohaila Roshan practices adult endocrinology in Tyler, TX and Longview, TX. Dr. Roshan's clinical interests encompass diabetes. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes

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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.