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
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Velez works as a pediatric endocrinologist and adolescent medicine specialist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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). She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and 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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology and pediatric genetics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez honors. Before performing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Rodriguez attended National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Disorders

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

Dr. Nunilo Rubio practices pediatric endocrinology in Houston, TX. His professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Rubio graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. Dr. Rubio honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Yafi attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Brosnan is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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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