Dr. Christine Handanos, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
(14)
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Dr. Christine Handanos, MD
Dr. Christine Handanos, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Biddeford, ME. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Handanos is affiliated with Southern Maine Health Care.

46 Barra Rd

Biddeford, ME 04005

Contact Information

(207) 282-3349

Dr. Christine Handanos, MD

Dr. Christine Handanos, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Thyroid Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoporosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hypothyroidism
very high
more than 98% of peers

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2

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
56

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maine.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • McGill University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Handanos has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Handanos' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Handanos to family and friends
3.6
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Handanos' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Biddeford, ME |
I was on my period for 2 wks & also newly diagnosed as hypothyroid. I was on thyroid medication and birth control. She barely spent any time with me. Told me I should take a pregnancy test even though I'm on bc and my boyfriend is sterile. Told me if I kept bleeding to come back. No help. I went home and Googled "period wont stop hypothyroid". Turns out you cannot take birth control at the same time as your thyroid meds (I was). Bleeding stopped overnight after taking meds at diff times.
in North Berwick, ME |
I have been to see her four times. Each time she has been very cold and uncaring, treating me like she doesn't even want to deal with me at all. One appointment literally lasted 5 minutes. When I asked questions she sighs like it's too much trouble to answer me. The tests that she orders don't measure amount of actual free thyroid, so I am operating below actual normal levels. And last but not least the scripts on which my life now literally depends are not being filled on time.
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Dr. Handanos accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Enhanced/Ind Guided Access ME
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Tricare
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Handanos has admitting privileges

Southern Maine Health Care
1 Medical Center Dr
Biddeford, ME 04005
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