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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist and adolescent medicine specialist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Velez takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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

Dr. Nunilo Rubio works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests encompass bone problems. Dr. Rubio is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Yafi is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology and pediatric genetics and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rodriguez-Buritica include genetic disorders. He 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. After completing medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital.

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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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Brosnan attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. 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.