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 is a pediatric endocrinology and adolescent medicine specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Velez takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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

Dr. Nunilo Rubio's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Rubio's areas of expertise include bone problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubio takes. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Rubio is 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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Houston, TX. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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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's specialties are pediatric endocrinology and pediatric genetics. He practices in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Rodriguez-Buritica attended medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez-Buritica's areas of expertise include genetic disorders. 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.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Disorders

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

Dr. Patrick Brosnan's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Brosnan has received professional recognition including the following: 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.
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