Dr. Steven Petak, MD

Dr. Steven Petak, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
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Dr. Steven Petak, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Petak is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital .

6550 Fannin St Ste 1101

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 441-0006

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 98% of peers
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more than 97% of peers

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  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


Read More


  • Bone Density Scan
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Ultrasound
  • 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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Illinois-Urbana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Tex
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Tex
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Tex
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Houston School Of Law Jd
    Other Education | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • ISCD - Clinician of the Year, 2004
  • President, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 2006
  • President, International Society for Clincial Densitometry, 2005
  • Best Doctors in America, 2004
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005-2006
Media & Publications

Dr. Petak has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Petak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petak to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Petak's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Houston, TX |
He's so kind and he means well and really has a mission to stop diabetes before it starts. I really think he takes himself and his work very seriously. I don't need to be coddled I just need to be healthy and I think he provides a well thought out action plan as he considers the whole person.Those who think he's preoccupied are more concerned with their hurt feelings not their health.I believe he's heard it all and doesn't need to hear all the whining and excuses.He just wants to help.
Houston, TX |
DO NOT RECOMMEND. I am deeply disappointed in the service I received from this provider, after not 1 but 3 visits. Has no bedside manners, doesn't seem to care what I have to say, minimal eye contact, seems distracted and preoccupied with other things other than concentrating on talking about my case. Doesn't know the side effects (that I claimed to have) of the medication he prescribed me. He is supposed to be there to provide quality care, not to put people down and simply collect a paycheck.
in La Porte TX |
Schedules enough time for the visit that you don't feel rushed and you aren't sitting in the waiting room for hours because they over scheduled; he really listens and talks to you in language you can understand
in Houston, TX |
Seemed a little preoccupied. didn't make me feel comfortable. Felt he was not interested in what I had to say. Not very personable. Would not recommend him. Hard to read. Seems to be distracted.
in Katy, TX |
Saved my life, best endocrinologist in Houston period. Before him I saw endocrinologist of Houston and ended up in the emergency room 5 times from a major misdiagnosis from a female doctor there. The ER Doctor referred me to Dr. Petak and I didn't even have hypothyroidism and he saved me from 3 misdiagnoses from the other doctor which almost killed me. I'm doing great on the correct diagnosis and not bed ridden anymore. Dr. Petak literally saved my life. God Bless
in Houston, TX |
I came to Houston from New York with a hyperparathyroid condition and was referred to Dr. Steven Petak at Houston Methodist Hospital. I can?t say enough about the wonderful care I received from Dr. Petak. He's calm, kind, caring, and genuinely concerned about my health. Dr. Petak listens when you speak, and he records and addresses all of your concerns with respect. Never feel rushed. Erica, his assistant, is as wonderful! Dr. Petak is truly a rare gem and a blessing! The absolute best!
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Hospitals where Dr. Petak has admitting privileges

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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