We found 7 pediatric endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare HMO Premier Network near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Reema Lynn Habiby M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Reema Habiby practices pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Habiby's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Habiby is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Mrs. Wendy Joy Brickman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 1.25 stars (1 rating)
225 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Brickman is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes. Dr. Brickman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Mary Lynn Kreiter MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 2.5 stars (3 ratings)
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kreiter's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital. She has indicated that her clinical interests include growth problems and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Kreiter's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kreiter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Growth Problems, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Donald Zimmerman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Zimmerman sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Zimmerman focuses on diabetes. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zimmerman graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zimmerman is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, Dr. Zimmerman is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Jami L. Josefson M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
333 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jami Josefson is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Chicago, IL. Dr. Josefson's clinical interests encompass diabetes. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Courtney Anne Finlayson MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Courtney Finlayson specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Finlayson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Ellen E. Kim M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Kim's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Clinical interests: Endocrine Diseases

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What is Pediatric Endocrinology?

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the body and flow through the bloodstream. They control a number of important functions, including growth, metabolism, and sexual development. Doctors that treat hormonal problems are called endocrinologists, and endocrinologists that work with children are pediatric endocrinologists.

Pediatric endocrinologists treat children of all ages, from newborn babies to young adults. Because hormones affect growth and sexual development, endocrine disorders affect children and teens very differently than they do adults. Some disorders, such as precocious (early) puberty, only affect children. Some endocrine disorders have different symptoms in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. A pediatric endocrinologist must be aware of how hormonal problems specifically affect children’s health and development.

Diabetes, a disease caused by problems with the hormone insulin, is the most common disorder treated by pediatric endocrinologists. Other issues include:
  • Growth disorders, which prevent children from growing or maturing as expected
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pituitary or adrenal disorders
  • Sex hormone disorders, where the body produces either too little or too much of the hormones that affect puberty and sexual development
  • Unexplained obesity
  • Intersex, a group of conditions that make a person's sex unclear
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Problems with calcium metabolism
  • Treatment for transgender children, who feel they do not match the gender associated with their external genitalia (many, but not all, pediatric endocrinology offices provide this service)

For most endocrine disorders, treatment involves medication taken to either supplement or suppress certain hormone levels.

Since hormones control so many functions within the body and are so crucial during the early stages of life, an endocrine disorder can be devastating for a child. Pediatric endocrinologists help get your child’s hormones back in balance.
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