We found 5 endocrinologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. Veronica Piziak is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at Akron General Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Piziak is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; National Lipid Faculty for Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Merck & Co.; and Osteoporosis Education Award. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Stephen Winfield Ponder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Ponder, who practices in Odessa, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Ponder's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch 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. Ponder's distinctions include: 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 Nicklas II, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1605 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Edward Nicklas is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Temple, TX and Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Nicklas graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Dr. William P Bryant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. William Bryant sees patients in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bryant honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bryant completed residency programs at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received distinctions including 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 Diseases, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

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

Dr. Deepa Ponnusamy's specialty is 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.
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