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 physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Alleyn attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alleyn include diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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 practices pediatric endocrinology in New Orleans, LA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Chalew attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Chalew's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and growth problems. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gomez include diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gomez's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gomez's medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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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 endocrinologist in New Orleans, LA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Felipe-Ramirez accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Felipe-Ramirez's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

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

Dr. Daniel Hsia practices adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Hsia is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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

Dr. Robert Hopkins is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hopkins 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 is a pediatric endocrinologist in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital. Dr. Vargas honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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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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