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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include diabetes, sexual dysfunction, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lin graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. She trained at Baltimore City Hospitals for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Dougan speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Dougan attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices pediatric endocrinology. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Bollepalli takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gomez studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Declue's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and thyroid surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Declue's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Diabetes

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

Dr. Anne Lenz is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Lenz attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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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