We found 3 endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.95 stars (5 ratings)
1515 N Flagler Drive; Suite 430
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Steinsapir is a West Palm Beach, FL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Steinsapir's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Acp Fellow 2002 Recipient; Res Grant Am Cancer Soc. Augusta; and Nat Res Svc Award. Nih. Washington..

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.65 stars (22 ratings)
1515 N Flagler Drive; Suite 430
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. William Kaye's specialty is adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kaye attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 2.83 stars (17 ratings)
1515 N Flagler Drive; Suite 430
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Barry Horowitz specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Horowitz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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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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