Dr. Steven Petak, MD


Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Male

Dr. Steven Petak, MD

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 .

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Individualized care with state of the art facilities at the point of service.

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Dr. Petak's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
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    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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Dr. Petak's Care Philosophy

Individualized care with state of the art facilities at the point of service.

Dr. Petak's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  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

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
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Board Certifications

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    University Tex

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    University Tex

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Tex

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Illinois-Urbana

    Graduated in 1975

  • Other Education
    University Of Houston School Of Law Jd

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Procedures Performed

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