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Diabetes & Endocrinology

The DHR Health Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute is a one-of-a-kind institution on the front lines of the world epidemic of diabetes. We are leading the battle to conquer diabetes in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education. Our multispecialty physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of endocrine disorders among adults and children using advanced testing technology and innovative treatment options.

Adrenal Disorders

Adrenal disorders are the result of the adrenal glands producing excessive or inadequate amounts of hormones that are essential to the body’s normal processes. If left untreated, these disorders can cause health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

This monitoring system tracks the body's glucose levels throughout the day and night, helping people with diabetes better manage their health. This potentially life-saving system continually checks blood sugar and sends an alert before the user begin experiencing low or high blood sugar levels.

Diabetes Education

We provide diabetes education for people with pre-diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Classes are provided by expertly trained, nationally certified educators. Diabetes education classes provide you with the knowledge and tools to manage your condition.

Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy

Proper nutrition is a major tool for controlling your diabetes. We provide medical nutrition therapy that is important in preventing diabetes, managing existing diabetes and preventing or slowing the development of diabetes-related complications. A registered dietitian will work one-on-one with you review your current diet, establish nutrition goals and develop a meal plan tailored to your needs.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy, often without noticeable signs or symptoms. Our expert team of endocrinologists and diabetes educators can provide you with the tools necessary to control your diabetes. Good nutrition, exercise, and, if necessary, medication can help control your blood sugar to keep you and your baby healthy.

Growth Disorders

Growth disorders affect the development of a child's height, weight, or sexual maturity. Growing very fast or very slow may signal a problem with the pituitary gland, thyroid, or another underlying health condition. Some growth disorders are genetic, while others may be caused by hormonal problems or poor absorption of food.

Insulin Pump Education

We offer education for individuals that have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and require the use of an insulin pump. We will help you learn self-management techniques such as how to wear the pump, temporary removal guidelines, and the mechanics of your particular pump. We will also teach you how to care for the infusion site and how to prevent and fix pump problems.

Parathyroid Disorders

The parathyroid is made up of four pea-sized glands in the neck. It controls hormones that play an important role in keeping the balance between calcium and phosphorous in the body. An imbalance in these hormones, called hypoparathyroidism (too little) or hyperparathyroidism (too much), can cause problems with bones, muscles, skin, and nerves. While there is no approved hormone replacement therapy for hypoparathyroidism, the goal of treatment is to restore calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous levels to normal. Hyperparathyroidism can be treated with medication or surgery.

Pediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology

We are committed to providing a smooth transition of care from adolescence into adulthood. For young adults with diabetes and endocrine disorders, the transition from a pediatric to a new adult doctor can be an obstacle. We provide a variety of resources, services and support that you and your family need to make this transition as seamless as possible.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may develop numerous ovarian follicles and fail to regularly release eggs, which causes hormonal imbalances and metabolic problems, leading to symptoms such as infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excess male hormone levels, and infertility. The cause and cure for PCOS is unknown, but your doctor can help you manage the symptoms and related health concerns.

Pubertal Disorders

Puberty is the physical process a child's body goes through as it matures into an adult body. During puberty, the body grows faster than any other time during a person's life, except for infancy. It is also during this process that the body becomes capable of sexual reproduction. While children develop at different rates, most will go through puberty between the ages of 8 and 13. A pubertal disorder is when this process doesn't occur as it normally should. There are several forms of pubertal disorders, including delayed puberty, precocious puberty, and contrasexual pubertal development. The best course of treatment is based on the underlying cause of the pubertal disorder.

Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck in front of the windpipe. It is one of the largest endocrine organs in the body, and produces hormones that regulate growth and metabolism. Diseases of the thyroid gland include irregularities in the production of thyroid hormone, defects in the anatomy or structure of the thyroid, and thyroid cancer. Thyroid disorders can affect your weight, energy levels, muscle strength, skin, memory, cholesterol and heart rate.

Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration

An ultrasound-guided thyroid fine need aspiration is a procedure used to take a sample from the nodule, which allows your physician to determine if the nodule is benign or malignant. Needle aspiration biopsy is less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaving little to no scaring. The majority of thyroid nodules are benign.

Thyroid Ultrasound

A thyroid ultrasound is an imaging test that produces pictures of the thyroid gland, which are used to evaluate lumps or nodules found during a physical or other imaging exam.

Young Adult Transition Clinic

For young adults with diabetes and endocrine disorders, the transition from a pediatric to a new adult doctor can be an obstacle. We provide a variety of resources, services and support that you and your family need to make this transition as seamless as possible.

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Our Physicians

Melany Castillo, MD

Endocrinology
2121 E. Griffin Parkway
Suite 17
Mission, TX 78572

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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2609 Michael Angelo Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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Michelle Cordoba-Kissee, MD

Endocrinology
5500 Raphael Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-5673
(956) 362-2038
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4770 N. Expressway 77-83
Suite 305B
Brownsville, TX 78526

(956) 362-3715
(956) 362-3716
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2609 Michael Angelo Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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Juan Diego Palacios, MD

Endocrinology
2121 E. Griffin Parkway
Suite 17
Mission, TX 78572

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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201 N. FM 3167
Suite 106
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

(956) 362-3920
(956) 362-3929
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2609 Michael Angelo Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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Samuel Snyder, MD, FACS

Endocrine Surgery
Locations
2609 Michael Angelo Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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Marcel Twahirwa, MD

Endocrinology
2121 E. Griffin Parkway
Suite 17
Mission, TX 78572

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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4770 N. Expressway 77-83
Suite 305B
Brownsville, TX 78526

(956) 362-3715
(956) 362-3716
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2609 Michael Angelo Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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Surya Narayan Mulukutla, MD

Adult & Pediatric Endocrinology
505 Angelita Dr.
Suite 14
Weslaco, TX 78596

(956) 362-3720
(956) 854-4557
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2609 Michael Angelo Dr
Suite 102B
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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Mohammed W. Jeraq, MD

Endocrine Surgery
Locations
2609 Michael Angelo Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
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Our Locations

Mission

DHR Health Diabetes & Endocrinology Institute (Mission)
2121 E. Griffin Parkway
Suite 17
Mission, TX 78572
(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Brownsville

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Brownsville)
4770 N. Expressway 77-83
Suite 305B
Brownsville, TX 78526
(956) 362-3715
(956) 362-3716
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Weslaco

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Weslaco)
505 Angelita Dr.
Suite 14
Weslaco, TX 78596
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Rio Grande City

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Rio Grande City)
201 N. FM 3167
Suite 106
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
(956) 362-3920
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Diabetes & Endocrinology Institute Pediatric and Adult Clinic
2609 Michael Angelo Dr
Suite 102B
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
Hours:

Mon-Fri | 8 am - 5 pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Diabetes & Endocrinology Institute (Edinburg)
2609 Michael Angelo Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-5650
(956) 362-2574
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

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What our patients are saying

I was so happy with Dr. Castillo! She was knowledgeable, helpful, and did not make me feel rushed. I learned new things during my initial visit about my diabetes. I feel very confident in the care I’m getting from Dr. Castillo.
DHR Health Patient Aug 24, 2020
Dr. Surya Mulukutla is awesome! He is great with my kids and is extremely informative and friendly.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Great clinic. Great service. Great physician Michelle Cordoba provides a very professional kind service. Thank you for everything you do for us.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Castillo is awesome. I always feel at ease with her. She is a good listener and genuinely seems to care.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Walk in feeling concerned, and walk out feeling better!
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Palacios and his staff are amazing! They make you feel really comfortable and the doctor really takes time to get to know his patients.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Wonderful experience. I am 100% happy.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020

Videos

AskDHR • What Happens if Diabetes is Left Untreated?

Have you been delaying treatment for your Type 2 Diabetes? Learn the risks of doing so from DHR Health Endocrinologist Dr. Cordoba Kissee in our latest AskDHR video.

AskDHR • Is Diabetes Genetic?

Is diabetes genetic? Tune in to AskDHR to hear what DHR Health physician Dr. Surya Narayan Mulukutla has to say about the risk factors of Diabetes.

AskDHR • How Do I Know if I Have Diabetes?

Early intervention with diabetes is key to preventing further complications and side effects. Learn the signs and symptoms of diabetes from DHR Health endocrinologist Dr. Cordoba Kissee.

AskDHR • Are Diabetic Patients at an Increased Risk for COVID-19?

As we continue to learn to live with and adapt to COVID-19, it is important to gauge the risk levels associated with varying pre-existing conditions. In our latest #AskDHR video, Dr. Palacios discusses the risks of COVID-19 as it pertains to diabetes.

AskDHR • How Can Complications From Diabetes be Prevented?

What complications can arise from diabetes, and how can you avoid the more serious ones such as amputation? Vascular surgeon, Dr. J. Andres Gonzalez, explains in our latest AskDHR.

AskDHR • What Causes Diabetes in Kids?

This National Diabetes Awareness Month, we encourage you to take steps to improve your family's health. Pediatric Endocrinologist, Dr. Jose Gamez, reviews the main causes, symptoms, and preventive steps to be aware of when it comes to type 2 diabetes in kids.

AskDHR • Can Weight Loss Surgery Cure Diabetes?

Are you considering a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve? Many patients undergo weight loss surgery to help in the treatment of their diabetes. Learn more about the results of this procedure with our latest AskDHR with DHR Health Endocrinologist Dr. Cordoba Kissee.
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