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We found 7 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near New Orleans, LA.

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Dr. Cielo R Alleyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1315 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Cielo Alleyn is a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Alleyn's clinical interests encompass diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Ochsner and Boston Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Stuart Alan Chalew, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Stuart Chalew's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Chalew attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. He has a special interest in diabetes and growth problems. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Growth Problems

Dr. Ricardo Gomez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Ricardo Gomez works as a pediatric endocrinologist. He has a special interest in diabetes. Dr. Gomez studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for his residency. Dr. Gomez accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Growth Problems

Dr. Robert L Hopkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Critical Care
1430 Tulane Avenue; Sl37
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Robert Hopkins practices pediatric pulmonology, pediatric endocrinology, and pediatric critical care. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hopkins is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hopkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Hopkins is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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Dr. Dania L Felipe-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
200 Henry Clay Avenue; Children's Hospital Research Building
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Dania Felipe-Ramirez's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Felipe-Ramirez include diabetes. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Felipe-Ramirez's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
3700 St. Charles Avenue; Endocrinology - 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Daniel Hsia is a specialist in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Hsia is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
200 Henry Clay Avenue; Suite 4233
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Alfonso Vargas is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vargas honors. Dr. Vargas has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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.