We found 6 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Tsu-Chun Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Third Floor Mab
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tsu-Hui Lin is a pediatric endocrinologist in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include diabetes, sexual dysfunction, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Lin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. She graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lin completed a residency program at Baltimore City Hospitals. She is conversant in Taiwanese. Dr. Lin is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Grace Castro Dougan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Endocrinology
3001 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; 3rd Floor Medical Arts Building
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Grace Dougan specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Dougan's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Dougan's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Sureka Bollepalli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. - Mdc 62; Usf Department of Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bollepalli graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Bollepalli's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

Dr. Danielle Lynn Gomez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
17 Davis Medical Building; 17 Davis Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Danielle Gomez's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Gomez attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gomez is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Terry Joe Declue, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Third Floor Mab
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Terry Declue practices pediatric endocrinology in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Declue include diabetes and thyroid surgery. Dr. Declue's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). The average patient rating for Dr. Declue is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Declue is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. Anne Marie Lenz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Third Floor Mab
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anne Lenz is a pediatric endocrinologist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Lenz's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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.