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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 works as an endocrinologist in Austin, TX. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Fehrenkamp studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Fehrenkamp has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Shona Rabon's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Rabon is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Stephanie Tacquard specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Tacquard accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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

Dr. Patty Gillar is an endocrinologist in Georgetown, TX and Austin, TX. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gillar attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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.