We found 3 pediatric endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Corpus Christi, TX.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3533 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Mokhashi graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3533 S Alameda Street; Children's Diab & Endocrine Center 4th Floor Sloan Building
Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. Mauricio Flores' specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3533 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. Ana Paez is a Corpus Christi, TX physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Paez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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