We found 5 pediatric endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Round Rock, TX.

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Dr. Matthew David Stephen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Stephen's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stephen takes. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. His distinctions include: Carey M. Pearcy Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Scott & White and Pediatric Research Scholar Award, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston. Dr. Stephen is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Stephen Winfield Ponder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Ponder is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Odessa, TX, Temple, TX, and Corpus Christi, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ponder trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ponder is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Third longest termed MD Certified Diabetes Instructor in the United States; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

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

Dr. Susan Nunez's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Nunez honors 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. Bonnie Gayle Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Bonnie Leyva works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Leyva performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Rajani Prabhakaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Rajani Prabhakaran works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Prabhakaran is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then went on to complete her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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.