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

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

Dr. Bonnie Leyva's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Leyva accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Leyva attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Joshua Smith is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include continuous glucose monitoring. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.