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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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alleyn include diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Boston Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Chalew's clinical interests encompass diabetes and growth problems. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Chalew attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinologist in Metairie, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, and New Orleans, LA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gomez include diabetes. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez accepts. After completing medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Gomez performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Growth Problems

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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Felipe-Ramirez studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her 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. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hsia is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1430 Tulane Avenue; Sl37
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Robert Hopkins' area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Hopkins graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Alfonso Vargas' area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Vargas 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.