Dr. Shannon French is a pediatric endocrinologist practicing in Houston, TX. Dr. French 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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Texas A & M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine MD
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