Dr. Jongoh Kim, Endocrinologist in Houston
Dr. Libu Varughese

Endocrinologist answering your frequently asked questions

When work and life prevents you from making it to the doctor during regular hours, telemedicine is the right option for you. For people in Houston, Texas, the team at Endocrine & Diabetes Plus ClinicDr. Jongoh Kim and Dr. Libu Varughese offer excellent diagnostic and treatment care. Schedule an appointment today to learn more, and to begin a path toward relief. You can book in just moments online or by phone.

Please call (832) 968-7003 or use our  Online Self Booking If you want to use your medical insurance, please give us details of your medical insurance. You may need a referral from your primary care doctor.

This is an ever growing list, please contact us with questions. We participate in Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD) and Methodist Clinical Practice Organization (CPO).  Please note that we will be continuing to be in network for both Cigna and United Healthcare.

We are accepting most commercial plans and medicare advantage plans. We are also accepting medicare-medicaid dual eligible patients. Please let us know if you want us to be on your insurance plan. Please click here for Appointment Questions.

Aetna (most benefit plans)

Beech Street PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield (most benefit plans including UT SELECT PPO, Choice PPO, Essential HMO, Health Select, Premier, Medicare Advantage PPO.) But we are not in-network with Blue Advantage HMO.

Christus Health (Uniformed Services Family Health Plan)

Cigna (most benefit plans)

Cigna – Great West Healthcare (GWH)

Community Health Choice  Marketplace, no referral required.

Evolutions Healthcare Systems

First Health (Coventry) PPO

Galaxy PPO

Health Smart PPO/ACCEL/HPO

Humana (most benefit plans)

Independent Medical System PPO/EPO

Memorial Hermann Plans

Multiplan PPO including insurances using the Multiplan network

PHCS (Private Healthcare System) PPO including insurances using the PHCS network.

Provider Select

Traditional Medicare

UnitedHealthCare/UMR (most benefit plans including Baylor College of Medicine PPO,  Houston Methodist EPO.

USA Managed Org


Also we offer an affordable $75 monthly membership plan as well. This includes routine and as needed clinic visit and televisit (SKYPE-like visits). Please click here for Membership Questions if you are interested.

New patients may fill out the forms online  or download the forms in pdf files.

Please bring your

1. Driver License / ID,

2. Insurance card,

3. Medication list (or bottles), and

4. medical records to your appointment.

If you have pre-clinic lab orders, please make sure you complete lab tests at least 3 business days prior to the visit.

You can always see an endocrine specialist without a referral except for HMO insurance
plans. Patients with Medicaid (United Health Community Plan) will need a referral.
Referrals are a way to share medical records to other doctors therefore, it is always recommended to have a referral. 

This will vary among doctors. However, it is considered to be reasonable. Please go to
the self-pay page in the patients’ resources tab for more details.

An endocrinologist will do a history, physical, review of your labs, and other medical records.
Typically, further blood work or plan will be made at that time. Recommendations will be
provided at the first visit.

Yes, this is a specialty under Internal Medicine. It is covered by insurance.

Unfortunately fix is probably not the right word here. We can treat to manage it; it maynot be possible to fix or cure it.

Primary adrenal insufficiency from an autoimmune disease such as Addison’s disease is not curable. Secondary adrenal insufficiency from steroid use can sometimes be resolved.

Yes, endocrinologist are the correct specialists to treat adrenal insufficiency. 

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