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

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

Dr. Carol Hart's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hart average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hart is especially interested in growth problems. Her professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Hart takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland.

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Clinical interests: Growth Problems

Dr. Neelima Vemuganti Chu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Neelima Chu is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chu has a special interest in diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Chu obtained her medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Chu is conversant in Telugu.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor

Dr. Rommel Rojas Navarrete, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5111 Garfield Street; Suite A
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Rommel Navarrete practices adult endocrinology in La Mesa, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Navarrete is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Navarrete's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Raymond Fink is an adult endocrinologist in La Mesa, CA and La Jolla, CA. Before performing his residency at Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Fink attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, general care, and metabolism. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Fink speaks Hebrew. Dr. Fink is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Deborah Kyung Oh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Deborah Oh's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Oh studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.