We found 3 endocrinologists who accept Aetna near Round Rock, TX.

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Dr. Bonnie G Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Bonnie Leyva specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. She is affiliated with 'Specially for Children. Dr. Leyva is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Scott and White Healthcare.

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Dr. Susan B Balite, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Susan Nunez is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Nunez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Dr. Rajani Prabhakaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Rajani Prabhakaran is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prabhakaran accepts. Dr. Prabhakaran graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then she performed her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and 'Specially for Children.

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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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