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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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in La Mesa, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Clinical interests for Dr. Hart include growth problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Hart is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hart is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in La Mesa, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Chu speaks Telugu. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Chu trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for her residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chu accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Navarrete 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 is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Raymond Fink is an endocrinologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Patient ratings for Dr. Fink average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jewish General Hospital. Dr. Fink has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Fink is conversant in Hebrew. He is 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 is an endocrinologist. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Oh is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Oh is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Oh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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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.