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's specialty is adult endocrinology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bratcher include diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bratcher studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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 is a Tyler, TX physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Kwaku is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kwaku is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center.

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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 works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Shastry is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shastry accepts. Dr. Shastry has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Sohaila Roshan's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roshan attended medical school at 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.
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