About Our Staff

    Our Physicians and Nurse Practitioner have decades of experience in treating a broad range of common and rare endocrine and metabolic disorders.

    ABOUT US

    We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Endocrine Diseases, Diabetes Mellitus, Hormone, and Metabolic Disorders such as:

     

    • Diabetes Mellitus – Type 1 and Type 2, Gestational Diabetes, including complications such as nerve, eye and kidney damage
    • Thyroid diseases, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer
    • Calcium and parathyroid glands disorders
    • Osteoporosis
    • Obesity and weight management
    • Disorders of the pituitary gland
    • Cholesterol metabolism disorders
    • Hormone replacement therapy and related sexual dysfunction in men and women
    • Transgender medicine
    • Adrenal insufficiency, adrenal tumors and hormone-induced hypertension

    Carlos Arauz-Pacheco

    MD, Fellow of the American College of Endocrinologists

     

     

    Biography

    Dr. Arauz-Pacheco is highly regarded by his patients and peers. He has over 30 years of experience in both clinical practice and research. He earned his Medical Degree and Residency from the University of Costa Rica. He completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1992. He was an Assistant Professor at U.T. Southwestern Medical School between 1994 and 1996 and a Clinical Instructor between 1996 and 2010.
     
    Accomplished in the field of research, he has been clinical investigator in multiple studies in the areas of Diabetes Treatment, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diabetic Kidney Disease treatment.  In 1995, he earned a Young Investigator Award of the American Heart Association. He is a published author, having published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Dr. Arauz-Pacheco is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinologists and a member of the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association among others. 
     

     

    Specialties

    Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    Internal Medicine

     

     

    Certifications

    Board Certification by the American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    Board Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine

     

    Languages

    Bilingual – English, Spanish

    Dr. Dan Lender

    MD

    Biography

    Dan Lender, M.D. practices at Diabetes & Endocrinology Clinical Consultants of Texas.  Services Include  Type 1, Type 2, gestational or pre-diabetes, blood sugar monitoring and managing medications, nutritional counseling.

     

    Specialties

    Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    Internal Medicine

    Certifications

    Board Certification by the American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    Board Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine

     

    Languages

    Bilingual – English, Spanish

    Carlos Arauz, BSc

    CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
     

     

    Biography

    Carlos is the Clinical Research Coordinator at DECCT, and has experience in endocrinology research. He completes his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of North Texas, and his BS in Medical Sciences and medical education at the Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Centro America.  He completed his internship at the Costa Rican public hospitals and at the University of Minnesota Hennepin County Medical Center .

     

    Specialties

    Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

     

    Certifications

    Bachelors in Medical Sciences, 2016
    Good Clinical Practice Certification, 2021
    Licensed in Medicine & Surgery (Costa Rica)

     

    Pauline Hender Pagel

    RN, MSN, FNP-C

     

    Biography

    Polly Hendler Pagel received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing in 1991 from Texas Woman’s University. She completed the Critical care/Trauma Nurse Internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital and worked in both the Emergency Room and Medical/Pulmonary Intensive Care Unit.

    She received her Matser’s in Science in Nursing from Texas A&M University in 1994 and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing as a Nurse Practitioner for 28 years, and has specialized in the care of patients with Diabetes for more than 20 years.  Her experience includes Primary Care, Diabetes Care at Parkland Diabetes Clinic, and as an In-Patient Consultant for those admitted to Parkland with Diabetes issues. She has worked with Dr. Arauz-Pacheco and Dr. Dan Lender for more than five years.

    Polly has lived most of her life in Dallas and enjoys gardening and traveling in her motor home with her husband and son.

    Education and Training

    Texas Woman’s University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1991
    Texas A&M University, Master of Science in Nursing, 1991
    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Trusted By Patients

    Dallas

    12606 Greenville Ave, #215
    Dallas TX 75243

    Hours: Mon-Thu 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Fri: 8:00 am-Noon

    (214) 660-2020
    (214) 660-2017 fax

    Rockwall

    890 Rockwall Pkwy, #102
    Rockwall TX 75032

    Hours: Mon-Thu 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Fri: 8:00 am-noon

    (972) 475-5600
    (972) 475-5668 fax

     

    info@diabetesendotx.com