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We found 38 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Morey William Haymond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morey Haymond is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Haymond's clinical interests include diabetes. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Haymond attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Lefkothea Panayotis Karaviti, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lefkothea Karaviti is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Houston, TX. Dr. Karaviti's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Karaviti's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Katherine Hwu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Hwu is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Hwu is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Yuezhen Lynda Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
18200 Katie Freeway (i-10 & Barker Cypress)
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuezhen Lin is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Houston, TX and El Paso, TX. In Dr. Lin's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Fujian Medical University and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Siripoom Vudhipoom McKay, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
1120 Fannin
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Siripoom McKay specializes in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests encompass type 2 diabetes. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. McKay graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McKay is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Jake Alden Kushner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jake Kushner is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Kushner accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Dr. Stephanie Renee Sisley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephanie Sisley is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Sisley has a special interest in obesity and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Sisley attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Daniel Joseph Desalvo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Desalvo is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Desalvo performed his residency at Children's National Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Dr. David Leo Paul, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Paul's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Paul is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Paul attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paul honors.

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Dr. Shannon L French, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shannon French is a pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. French average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. French's clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. French attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

Dr. Sheila Kaye Gunn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin; Ccc 1020.05
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Gunn, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Gunn's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Dr. Michelle Rivera-Davila, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
6410 Fannin; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Rivera is an adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Rivera graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivera accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Dr. Meenal Shewale Mendiratta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin St. Ccc 1020.05
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Meenal Mendiratta practices pediatric endocrinology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai, L.T. Municipal Medical College, and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Mendiratta trained at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital for residency. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Dr. Sarah Kippenbrock Kippenbrock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6701 Fannin Street; 11th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Lyons works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Lyons is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rona Yoffe Sonabend, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6621 Fannin Street; Clinical Care Center, Suite 1020
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rona Sonabend is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Houston, TX. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sonabend attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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's specialties are pediatric endocrinology and adolescent medicine. Dr. Velez graduated from 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. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Velez takes. Dr. Velez is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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.