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We found 8 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 practices pediatric endocrinology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Stephen studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Ponder attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ponder completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ponder 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. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Third longest termed MD Certified Diabetes Instructor in the United States; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Nunez is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Bonnie Leyva is a pediatric endocrinologist. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Leyva accepts 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 Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Leyva's training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Rajani Prabhakaran is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Prabhakaran graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then she performed her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Shona Kay Rabon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
5339 N Ih 35; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Shona Rabon's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Rabon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Rabon attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Stephanie Louise Tacquard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
5339 N Ih 35; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephanie Tacquard is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Tacquard graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her professional training, Dr. Tacquard completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Joshua "josh" M. Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
5339 N Ih 35; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Smith's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Smith's clinical interests encompass continuous glucose monitoring. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Endocrine Diseases

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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.