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We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Aetna Gold EPO near Austin, TX.

Dr. Steven Harry Fehrenkamp, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4310 James Casey; #1a
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Steven Fehrenkamp is an adult endocrinologist in Austin, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Fehrenkamp average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fehrenkamp has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Shona Kay Rabon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite #200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Shona Rabon works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Rabon is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Stephanie Louise Tacquard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephanie Tacquard is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Tacquard is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Patricia J Gillar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3210 Lafayette Avenue
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Patty Gillar specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Georgetown, TX and Austin, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gillar takes. Dr. Gillar is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her residency.

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What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a medical specialty that deals with glands and hormones. Hormones are substances that act like chemical messengers between parts of the body. They are produced by glands, and travel in the bloodstream throughout the body where they act on different organs and cells to affect many different functions of life. Hormones control our appetite, growth, reproduction, and energy. When there is too little or too much of a hormone, an endocrinologist can help restore the balance.

Endocrinology problems are sometimes difficult and complex because hormones travel throughout the body and can affect more than one system. A single, simple imbalance can produce multiple, very different symptoms. Just a few of the diverse diseases treated by an endocrinologist include:
  • Diabetes (where insulin is not produced in the body or is not working well, and blood sugar levels rise, which damages tissues)
  • Hypothyroidism (where thyroid hormones are not produced well, reducing cell metabolism and energy)
  • Precocious Puberty (where reproductive hormones are produced too early in a child’s life)
  • Gigantism (where growth hormones are overproduced, leading to unusual size)

Endocrinology can contain subspecialties where physicians focus their care on specific groups of patients. For example, some endocrinologists are diabetic endocrinologists who know specifically how to care for diabetics’ particular needs in eye care, circulation, and foot care. Pediatric endocrinologists treat children. Whatever their subspecialty, all endocrinologists have the same goal: restoring balance when the body’s messaging system is not working correctly.