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We found 7 endocrinologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Temple, TX.

Dr. Veronica Kelly Piziak, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1605 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Veronica Piziak's specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Piziak studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Piziak trained at Akron General Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; National Lipid Faculty for Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Merck & Co.; and Osteoporosis Education Award. Dr. Piziak is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. David Wenkert, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. David Wenkert is an endocrinologist in Temple, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Wenkert attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Wenkert is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Patton Bryant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 S 31st St - Pediatrics
Temple, TX
 

Dr. William Bryant is a pediatric endocrinologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Bryant attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bryant include: Robert M. O'Neal Award; Nominee, Maxwell Johnson Memorial Award; and Magna Cum Laude. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Stephen Winfield Ponder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Ponder specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Ponder trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. Dr. Ponder has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Edward Wilson Ii Nicklas II, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1605 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Edward Nicklas is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nicklas accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Kamalpreet Singh practices adult endocrinology in Round Rock, TX and Temple, TX. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Singh 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. Singh has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Deepa Ponnusamy is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.