Dr. Fareed Elhaj, MD

Dr. Fareed Elhaj, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Fareed Elhaj, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 2002 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.Read his story

18300 Katy Fwy # 225

Houston, TX 77094

Contact Information

(713) 795-0770

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Testicular Dysfunction
very high
more than 95% of peers
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
more than 90% of peers
Thyroid Disease
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Elhaj's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Elhaj "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Elhaj "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."

2  Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

37  Conditions Treated

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7  Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Rice U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Baylor University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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All of the women in my family have thyroid issues. ALL of them except me until my late 30s. I have all of the symptoms but my test results only showed very low thyroid levels but not officially hypothyroid. He completely ignored my symptoms and my family history and told me that as women age most...Read More
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While Dr. Elhaj will spend time with his patients, he won't really work with you to come up with a treatment plan. I would only go to him if your issues are textbook. I was unable to reach the office after leaving 3 messages on the patient portal and could not leave a voicemail for the nurse due to...Read More
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Dr. Elhaj is always pleasant and is attentive to any symptoms, questions, or concerns. The office staff is professional and helpful.
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This was my second visit and I must say that he has a lot of patience and knowledge . In this day and age google and all the other people around us feed us with so much information that we get overwhelmed. Dr.Elhaj was not only patient but answered to all my questions in detail. Didn’t even make me...Read More
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Dr Elhaj is a wonderful doctor. My blood sugar was over 300 for a year I was on a insulin pump from another endocrinologist. After just one visit my blood sugar is in normal range for a type 2 diabetic. On my second visit he took me off of the insulin pump. His staff is very friendly and...Read More
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