Endocrinologist answering your frequently asked questions
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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
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.
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.
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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