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We found 4 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 with IVF near Temple, TX.

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Dr. Matthew David Stephen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Stephen is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stephen takes. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Stephen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Stephen has received distinctions including 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. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. William Bryant, who practices in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. 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. Dr. Bryant accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Ponder is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ponder 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

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Donnie Wilson's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wilson has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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.