We found 3 endocrinologists who accept Aetna near Round Rock, TX.

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Dr. Bonnie Gayle Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Bonnie Leyva works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Leyva takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Leyva attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Susan Balite Nunez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Susan Nunez is a pediatric endocrinologist. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Nunez 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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Dr. Rajani Prabhakaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Rajani Prabhakaran is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Prabhakaran honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. She completed her residency training at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Prabhakaran has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a medical specialty that deals with glands and hormones. Hormones are substances that act like chemical messengers between parts of the body. They are produced by glands, and travel in the bloodstream throughout the body where they act on different organs and cells to affect many different functions of life. Hormones control our appetite, growth, reproduction, and energy. When there is too little or too much of a hormone, an endocrinologist can help restore the balance.

Endocrinology problems are sometimes difficult and complex because hormones travel throughout the body and can affect more than one system. A single, simple imbalance can produce multiple, very different symptoms. Just a few of the diverse diseases treated by an endocrinologist include:
  • Diabetes (where insulin is not produced in the body or is not working well, and blood sugar levels rise, which damages tissues)
  • Hypothyroidism (where thyroid hormones are not produced well, reducing cell metabolism and energy)
  • Precocious Puberty (where reproductive hormones are produced too early in a child’s life)
  • Gigantism (where growth hormones are overproduced, leading to unusual size)

Endocrinology can contain subspecialties where physicians focus their care on specific groups of patients. For example, some endocrinologists are diabetic endocrinologists who know specifically how to care for diabetics’ particular needs in eye care, circulation, and foot care. Pediatric endocrinologists treat children. Whatever their subspecialty, all endocrinologists have the same goal: restoring balance when the body’s messaging system is not working correctly.
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