We found 3 pediatric endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare Plans near Round Rock, TX.

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

Dr. Susan Nunez specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Nunez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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

Dr. Bonnie Leyva is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is affiliated with 'Specially for Children. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Leyva honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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, who practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Prabhakaran graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Her residency was performed at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and 'Specially for Children.

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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.
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