Patria Mercedes Alba aponte MD
Endocronologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Endocrinology3520 SW 6TH AVE TOPEKA KS, 66606
Dr. Patria Alba aponte is a pediatric endocrinologist practicing in TOPEKA, KS. Dr. Alba aponte specializes in growth, puberty, diabetes or other disorders related to hormones that produce certain conditions in children and growing young adults. Pediatric endocrinologists possess copious knowledge on hormone chemicals and how they can affect other parts of the body and their functions.
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