We found 5 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Humana Bronze 6450/Houston HMOx near Houston, TX.

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Dr. David Felipe Rodriguez-Buritica, MD
Specializes in Genetics, Pediatric Endocrinology
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 3.144
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Rodriguez is a physician who specializes in genetics and pediatric endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with UT Physicians Pediatric Specialists at Texas Medical Center. He graduated from National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez trained at Winthrop University Hospital for his residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Katherine Nichole Velez Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Velez works as a pediatric endocrinologist and adolescent medicine specialist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Velez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Dr. Mohammad Zuhri Yafi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6410 Fannin Street; 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Yafi's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Yafi graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His professional affiliations include UT Physicians Pediatric Specialists at Texas Medical Center and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Dr. Nunilo I Rubio Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6410 Fannin Street; 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nunilo Rubio's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Rubio is professionally affiliated with UT Physicians Pediatric Specialists at Texas Medical Center and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Brosnan sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brosnan honors. He has received the following distinction: 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.
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