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Dr. Numa Jose Tamayo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2315 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Numa Tamayo's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Tamayo average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tamayo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Tamayo trained at San Juan Bautista Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Tamayo is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Arelis Margarita Madera, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3611 Tamiami Trail; Suite B
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Arelis Madera, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health. Dr. Madera honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for her residency.

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Dr. John Joseph Janick, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
1649 Tamiami Trail; Unit 1c
Charlotte Harbor, FL
 

Dr. John Janick's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Janick is affiliated with Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at New York Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH) for residency. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Janick takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Lenita Hanson, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
21216 Olean Boulevard; Suite 6
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Lenita Hanson specializes in adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Hanson trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for her residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Hanson is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hanson is affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Steven P Halasz, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4369 Tamiami Trail; Suite A
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Steven Halasz is a Port Charlotte, FL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His education and training includes medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. The average patient rating for Dr. Halasz is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Bayfront 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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