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We found 5 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Humana Bronze 6450/Houston HMOx near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Katherine Nichole Velez Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine
6621 Fannin St Ccc 1020.05
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Velez specializes in pediatric endocrinology and adolescent medicine. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Velez completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Velez is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Nunilo Ignacio Rubio Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6410 Fannin Street; 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nunilo Rubio is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Rubio has a special interest in bone problems. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Rubio attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems

Dr. Michael Yafi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6410 Fannin Street; 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Yafi's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Yafi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Dr. David Felipe Rodriguez-Buritica, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Genetics
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 3.144
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Rodriguez-Buritica is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology and pediatric genetics. After attending National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. His clinical interests include genetic disorders. Dr. Rodriguez-Buritica is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6431 Fannin 3.122 Msb (pd)
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Brosnan's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Brosnan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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.