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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 a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Tyler, TX and Plano, TX. Patients gave Dr. Bratcher an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bratcher graduated from 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 medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kwaku average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Kwaku focuses on diabetes. Dr. Kwaku takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Shastry is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. She has received the following distinction: 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 clinical interests include diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Roshan 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.