Specialty Care at Edinburg Children's
Edinburg Children’s Hospital offers exceptional pediatric care in 14 subspecialties — delivered by specialists who also know the importance of tending to each child’s emotional, social and developmental needs. These subspecialties include:
- Pediatric Critical Care
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Pediatric Endocrinology
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
- Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
- Pediatric Infectious Disease
- Pediatric Nephrology
- Pediatric Neurology
- Pediatric Otolaryngology
- Pediatric Pulmonary
- Pediatric Surgery
- Pediatric Urology
- Pediatric Radiology
Meet Our Specialists
Jose David Gamez, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Endocrinology
• Growth problems
• Early or delayed puberty
• Underactive or overactive thyroid gland
• Ovarian and testicular dysfunction
I love working and joking with kids because of the good energy and feedback that I get from them. Their emotions are crystal clear — if they are upset you know it, and if they are happy they are not faking it!
With children, every growth stage brings different challenges. I think the most important thing is being flexible and having the ability to deal with whatever happens next. You may go into one exam room to see a new baby and need to use humor to calm his anxious parents. The next patient may be a teenager who is worried about being teased by his friends because he is shorter than most, and needs emotional support to see the whole picture.
Nothing makes me happier than following up with a child who is experiencing positive results from the changes they’ve made — whether it's an eight-year-old with diabetes who knows which foods help to keep her blood sugar levels in check, or a teen who is learning to accept his developmental delays by emphasizing his skills and strengths.
I never get tired of working with kids. I feel fortunate to be in a position that allows me to help make their lives better.