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We found 6 pediatric endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Corpus Christi, TX.

Dr. Stephen Winfield Ponder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3533 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Ponder specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Ponder trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. Dr. Ponder has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Third longest termed MD Certified Diabetes Instructor in the United States; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Amaral Ramos works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Amaral Ramos attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Ranjana Sarma's areas of specialization are pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3533 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Ana Paez, who practices in Corpus Christi, TX and San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Paez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3533 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Mokhashi obtained his medical school training at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3533 S Alameda Street; Children's Diab & Endocrine Center 4th Floor Sloan Building
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Mauricio Flores practices pediatric endocrinology. He 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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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.