We found 4 endocrinologists who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Plano, TX.

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Dr. Heidi Chamberlain Shea, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1850
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Heidi Shea works as an endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Shea graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shea takes. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Dallas and Texas Health Plano.

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Dr. Shamsher Kaur Lakhian, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1850
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Shamsher Lakhian's specialty is adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. For her residency, Dr. Lakhian trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. The average patient rating for Dr. Lakhian is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lakhian honors. Dr. Lakhian (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Dallas. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Steven George Dorfman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1850
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Steven Dorfman is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorfman is affiliated with Texas Health Dallas and Texas Health Plano. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Dorfman attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Dorfman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Mitchell Ian Sorsby, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1850
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Sorsby is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sorsby average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sorsby honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery. Dr. Sorsby welcomes new patients.

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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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