Our Physicians

Dr. Bharaktiya

Dr. Shikha Bharaktiya is board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology.  She established Endocrinology Clinics of Texas on her own in 2008 and has built a reputation of being one of Houston’s finest endocrinologist.  In 2013, Dr. Bharaktiya was recognized as one of Houston’s Top physicians and endocrinologists by Houstonia magazine.  She is also one of the top rated endocrinologist in the physician referral website ZocDoc.  In regards to her medical training, she completed a three year program in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas, Houston in 2005.    Subsequently she was selected t be Chief Resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Houston and completed fourth year of residency.  She subsequently completed a fellowship in Endocrine, Diabetes, and Metabolism in 2008 also at the University of Houston where she rotated through many of the hospitals in the Houston medical center including Hermann Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Lyndon Johnson hospital.  Dr. Bharaktiya is a native of Bangalore, India, where she completed her medical school training.  She is fluent in English, Kannada, and Hindi.

AREAS OF INTEREST:  Dr. Bharaktiya practices all aspects of general endocrinology and treats diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, nodular thyroid disease, thyroid cancers, adrenal disorders, pituitary disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, and disorders of calcium metabolism.

Dr. Splenser:

Dr. Splenser is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology.  He is originally from Argentina and is a native Spanish speaker, but he has been a Texan since 1991.  He earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He completed his internal medicine residency followed by an endocrinology fellowship both at Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Splenser was a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston and performed studies looking at ways to protect blood flow to the eye, brain and kidney in diabetic patients.  He also was involved in a project studying the anti-oxidant properties of cocoa (hot chocolate) on diabetic patients.   In addition, Dr. Splenser was one of eight fellows chosen nationally to participate in a preceptorship in metabolic bone diseases held at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City in 2012 where he learned from some of the nations leading physicians and scientists on the treatment and evaluation of bone health and osteoporosis.  Dr. Splenser has been involved in and written a number of scientific studies (see publication list).

AREAS OF INTEREST:   Dr. Splenser enjoys all aspects of endocrinology with focus on thyroid disorders, thyroid nodules; bone disorders/osteoporosis; hormone replacement in men and women; type I and type II diabetes; and the use of new insulin pump and sensor technology to improve patient care.