We found 4 endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Ellen Verena Jorgensen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
5881 Rand Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Ellen Jorgensen is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Jorgensen's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Jorgensen is affiliated with All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
943 S Beneva Road; Suite 210
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jesus Perez is an adult endocrinologist in Sarasota, FL. Patients gave Dr. Perez an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
943 S Beneva Road; Suite 210
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Wende Kozlow, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kozlow average 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2650 Bahia Vista; Suite 104
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Motaz Agabani practices adult endocrinology in Sarasota, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agabani is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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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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