We found 4 endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Sunnyvale, TX.

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Dr. Sumana Gangi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
231 South Collins Road
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Sumana Gangi specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Rowlett, TX, Mesquite, TX, and Sunnyvale, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gangi include thyroid problems and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Gangi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gangi (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
231 South Collins Road
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Sreedevi Guttikonda practices adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Guttikonda include diabetes management and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Guttikonda accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Guttikonda is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes Management, Thyroid Problems

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
231 South Collins Road
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Igala's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is affiliated with Texas Health Rockwall and Baylor Scott & White Health. Before completing her residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Igala attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1621 N. Beltline Road; Suite A
Mesquite, TX
 

Dr. Srinivas Bontha practices adult endocrinology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bontha is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Rockwall.

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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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