We found 5 endocrinologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Carol S Sands Hart, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA

Dr. Carol Hart is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hart accepts. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Hart attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Hart's professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp Rees-Stealy.

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Dr. Raymond I Fink, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 404
La Mesa, CA

Dr. Raymond Fink specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Fink average 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fink accepts. Dr. Fink obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Jewish General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Fink is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA

Dr. Neelima Chu works as an endocrinologist in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Chu has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5111 Garfield Street; Suite A
La Mesa, CA

Dr. Rommel Navarrete is an adult endocrinologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Navarrete is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4405 Vandever Avenue
San Diego, CA

Dr. Deborah Oh is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oh honors. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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.
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