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We found 14 endocrinologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Lakewood, CA.

Dr. Richard A Berkson, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1868 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Richard Berkson's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Berkson has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and ProHealth Partners. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Berkson attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Berkson has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Lauren Eun-Jung Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Choi's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Choi attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Choi speaks Korean. Dr. Choi is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Michael Jerome Perley, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3650 E South Street; Suite 208
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Michael Perley is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Lakewood, CA. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Perley trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perley honors. Dr. Perley (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Perley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Craig Lee Olsen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4281 Katella Avenue; Suite 220
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Craig Olsen's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Olsen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Mario Ignacio Brakin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2650 Elm Avenue; Suite 210
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mario Brakin's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Brakin performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Brakin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. James Kuang Tam, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
2699 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Tam is a physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Tam graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Alex Kutas, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3300 E South Street; #103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alex Kutas specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Long Beach, CA and Lakewood, CA. Dr. Kutas is especially interested in diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Kutas average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Kutas graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Kutas (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Kutas is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes

Dr. Steven Loy Ngan Eng, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3300 E South Street; #103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Steven Eng works as an endocrinologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eng accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Eng is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
7601 East Imperial Highway
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Sylvia Shaw is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Downey, CA and Lynwood, CA. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Shaw has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Amrit S Bhangoo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2650 Elm Avenue; Suite #210
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Amrit Bhangoo's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bhangoo (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bhangoo is a graduate of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bhangoo completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Sina Tebi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1126 E South Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Sina Tebi's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Tebi graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tebi speaks Persian. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Pablito Garcia Nagpala, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2650 Elm Avenue; Suite 210
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Pablito Nagpala specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Nagpala is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Nagpala (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Nagpala is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Kanchana R Viswanathan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 500
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Kanchana Viswanathan is an adult endocrinologist in Lakewood, CA and Long Beach, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Viswanathan is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and ProHealth Partners. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is conversant in Tamil.

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Dr. Diana Echeverry Franck, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3621 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 1
Lynwood, CA
 

Dr. Diana Echeverry-Franck is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She speaks Spanish. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Echeverry-Franck attended Ross University School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and 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.