Cristina Boccalandro, MD, MPH

Endocrinology

Accepting New Patients

Cristina Boccalandro, MD, MPH

About Me

Dr. Boccalandro completed her specialty training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2001 and received a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at The University of Texas School of Public Health shortly after. Although Houston has been Dr. Boccalandro’s home since 1996, she spent the first part of her life in Venezuela where she obtained a Medical Doctor degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas. Following, she had the opportunity to spend a year in the Venezuelan Amazon jungle, in the upper Orinoco Basin, working as a jungle physician, with the Yanomami Indians, for Dr. Boccalandro, one of her most proud and important personal experiences. She holds board certification in Endocrinology and has been practicing Endocrinology since 2001. She transitioned to private practice in the fall of 2007, after three productive years as Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

Clinical Interests

Thyroid Ultrasound

Thyroid Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration

Diabetes

Insulin Pumps

Turner Syndrome

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna
AmeriGroup
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Network
Community Health Choice
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana TriCare
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : WELLCARE
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: OSCAR
Medicare
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS/ MultiPlan
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
United HealthCare Community Plan
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Universidad Central de Venezuela Escuela de Medicina Luis Razetti - Caracas, Venezuela | 1992
INTERNSHIP
Internal Medicine | University of Texas - Houston, TX | 1997
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine | University of Texas - Houston, TX | 1999
FELLOWSHIP
Endocrinology | 2001
TRAINING
Masters in Public Health | The University of Texas School of Public Health
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital

Languages

  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.
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