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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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Alleyn has a special interest in diabetes. Her professional affiliations include Ochsner and Boston Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alleyn accepts.

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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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and growth problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chalew honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chalew's office for an appointment. Dr. Chalew attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency.

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Clinical interests: 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist, pediatric endocrinologist, and pediatric critical care specialist in New Orleans, LA, Mandeville, LA, and Metairie, LA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hopkins attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Hopkins is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ricardo Gomez is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Gomez honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. He has an open panel.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in New Orleans, LA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Felipe-Ramirez is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Felipe-Ramirez is accepting 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 physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hsia attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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

Dr. Alfonso Vargas' medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Vargas is 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.