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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. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Haymond completed a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Haymond has a special interest in diabetes. 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. Dr. Haymond has received the following distinction: 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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Karaviti's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Karaviti is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally 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 physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. In Dr. Hwu's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 practices pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include diabetes. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at Fujian Medical University and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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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 practices adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKay include type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKay accepts. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McKay completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Type 2 Diabetes

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

Dr. Stephanie Sisley, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sisley include obesity and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Sisley accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

Dr. Shannon French is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. In Dr. French's practice, she is particularly interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before completing her residency at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Dr. French attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. French has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gunn takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Gunn attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally 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's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Rivera obtained her medical school training at Ponce School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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

Dr. Jake Kushner's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Kushner is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s 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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, L.T. Municipal Medical College, and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. Dr. Mendiratta is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

Dr. Daniel Desalvo's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Desalvo is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Children's National Medical Center.

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

Dr. Sarah Lyons is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Lyons attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Lyons is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sonabend accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sonabend attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. 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 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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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.