Dr. Fareed Elhaj, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Male

Houston Thyroid and Endocrine Specialists 18300 Katy Fwy # 225, Houston, TX 77094 Get Directions
(713) 795-0770

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Dr. Elhaj strives for excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of all hormonal disorders by combining the most recent advances and techniques with a compassionate approach. He specializes in disorders of the endocrine system. He will go to great lengths to care for each and every patient and spend time listening to and addressing all questions and concerns.Read more

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Dr. Fareed Elhaj was born in New York but has been a native of Houston from a young age. He...Read more

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Houston, TX |
Dr. Elhaj is very calm and gave us time to aks him a lot of questions.
in Midland, TX |
He is attentive, answered all my questions, and made recommendations. He shows compassion and is willing to share his knowledge and experiences in understandable terms. I live in West Texas but I'm willing to travel to Houston to get the the expert care and information for Graves' Disease and hypothyroidism Dr Elhaj provides. I would highly recommend him.
in Katy, TX |
I have seen Dr. Elhaj for a little over a year for treatment of thyroid cancer. I have been to both the downtown office and the Katy location. I have never had any problems scheduling appointments. The office is very good about answering any questions I have outside of my scheduled appointment time. Dr. Elhaj is very knowledgeable about treatment. He is very aware of current practices and takes time to answer any questions. I have been very happy with my care and would recommend him to others.
in Spring, TX |
Dr. Elhaj has always been friendly, compassionate, patient & professional. He genuinely takes my input & wishes into consideration throughout my continued treatment
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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Subclinical Hyperthyroidism
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Procedures Performed

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    UCLA Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor University

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Rice U

    Graduated in 1997

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Elhaj says...

Dr. Fareed Elhaj was born in New York but has been a native of Houston from a young age. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rice University with a focus on the medical sciences as well as the humanities and then attended Baylor College of Medicine focusing his training on hormonal disorders. He also completed additional internal medicine training at the rigorous Los Angeles County General Hospital in California. He has a particular interest in international medicine and has spent considerable time during his medical career doing medical volunteer work in West Africa, the Middle East and France.

His comprehensive training in thyroid disease which includes additional training in thyroid ultrasound and nuclear medicine techniques were developed while working at several preeminent institutions including Texas Children's Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has additional expertise in all hormonal disorders including osteoporosis, diabetes, pituitary and adrenal disease as well as diseases of the gonadal axis which include ovarian and testosterone-related diseases. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor teaching for the Baylor College of Medicine Endocrinology Fellowship training program.

He is an active member of the American Thyroid Association, American College of Clinical Endocrinologists, Texas Medical Association and Harris County Medical Society. He also enjoys spending time playing music as well as keeping healthy by jogging, swimming and practicing yoga.

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Dr. Elhaj's Care Philosophy

Dr. Elhaj strives for excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of all hormonal disorders by combining the most recent advances and techniques with a compassionate approach. He specializes in disorders of the endocrine system. He will go to great lengths to care for each and every patient and spend time listening to and addressing all questions and concerns.