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We found 5 endocrinologists who accept Medicare near Bakersfield, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2005 17th Street
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Archana Bindra's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Bindra average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bindra is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Bindra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Bone Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1801 16th Street; Suite A
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Nelson Madrilejo is an adult endocrinologist in Bakersfield, CA. He speaks Filipino. Dr. Madrilejo is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Madrilejo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3733 San Dimas Street
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Roxanne Aquino specializes in adult endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at Southwestern University, Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine and residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. She accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Aquino is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Aquino is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Adult Endocrinology, Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hepatology, Adult Infectious Disease, Adult Nephrology, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology, Sports Medicine, Adult Rheumatology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
3838 San Dimas Street; Suite A200
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. David Dougherty is an adult critical care specialist, adult cardiologist, and endocrinologist. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dougherty at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2201 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA
 

Dr. Robert Catania works as an adult endocrinologist in Bakersfield, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Catania has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a medical specialty that deals with glands and hormones. Hormones are substances that act like chemical messengers between parts of the body. They are produced by glands, and travel in the bloodstream throughout the body where they act on different organs and cells to affect many different functions of life. Hormones control our appetite, growth, reproduction, and energy. When there is too little or too much of a hormone, an endocrinologist can help restore the balance.

Endocrinology problems are sometimes difficult and complex because hormones travel throughout the body and can affect more than one system. A single, simple imbalance can produce multiple, very different symptoms. Just a few of the diverse diseases treated by an endocrinologist include:
  • Diabetes (where insulin is not produced in the body or is not working well, and blood sugar levels rise, which damages tissues)
  • Hypothyroidism (where thyroid hormones are not produced well, reducing cell metabolism and energy)
  • Precocious Puberty (where reproductive hormones are produced too early in a child’s life)
  • Gigantism (where growth hormones are overproduced, leading to unusual size)

Endocrinology can contain subspecialties where physicians focus their care on specific groups of patients. For example, some endocrinologists are diabetic endocrinologists who know specifically how to care for diabetics’ particular needs in eye care, circulation, and foot care. Pediatric endocrinologists treat children. Whatever their subspecialty, all endocrinologists have the same goal: restoring balance when the body’s messaging system is not working correctly.