We found 4 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Humana HMO near Cedar Park, TX.

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Dr. Shona Kay Rabon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1301 Medical Parkway; Suite 200
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Shona Rabon practices pediatric endocrinology in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Dallas, TX. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. Dr. Rabon is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Bonnie Gayle Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1301 Medical Parkway; Suite 200
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Bonnie Leyva, who practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Leyva completed her residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Stephanie Louise Tacquard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1301 Medical Parkway; Suite 200
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Stephanie Tacquard is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Tacquard is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Joshua "josh" M. Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1301 Medical Parkway; Suite 200
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Smith is a pediatric endocrinologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in continuous glucose monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Smith honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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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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