We found 4 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3601 4th Street; Ms 9406
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Daina Dreimane is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Riga Stradins University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dreimane has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. She speaks Russian.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bourgeois' specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3601 4th Street; Stop 9406
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Beck is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Lubbock, TX. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Surendra Varma is a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Varma is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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