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We found 6 endocrinologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Savings Plan near Capitola, CA.

Dr. Bahar Aghighi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Bahar Aghighi is an adult endocrinology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and Los Gatos, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Aghighi is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Aghighi attended medical school at The National University of Iran. Dr. Aghighi's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Gursharan K Gill, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
815 Bay Avenue; Suite B
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Sharan Gill sees patients in Capitola, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Gill is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gill is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Audrey Elisabeth Arzamendi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
815 Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Arzamendi specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Arzamendi's clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arzamendi accepts. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Arzamendi (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Bryan Stenerson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Stenerson's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Stenerson's areas of clinical interest consist of turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stenerson trained at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Stenerson is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Amenorrhea, Type 1 Diabetes, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Craig Levin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
815 Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Larry Levin is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Levin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Levin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Pragathi Saligram, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
815 Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Pragathi Saligram is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Greenbrae, CA and Capitola, CA. Dr. Saligram's clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saligram accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, and Bangalore University and residency at Baystate Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

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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.