We found 3 endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Tyler, TX.

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

Dr. Maxwell Kwaku's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwaku is especially interested in diabetes. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Dr. Kwaku is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
11937 Us Highway 271
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Christina Bratcher's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bratcher's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Dr. Savitha Shastry is an adult endocrinology specialist in Tyler, TX. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shastry is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shastry completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Shastry is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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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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