We found 6 endocrinologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Larkspur, CA.

Dr. Cristina Santos Candido-Vitto, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Cristina Candido-Vitto, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, and San Rafael, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Candido-Vitto accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Candido-Vitto speaks Filipino. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Candido-Vitto's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ivy Aslan, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
1300 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Ivy Aslan works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Oakland, CA, Larkspur, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. She completed her residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aslan takes. She is conversant in Portuguese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aslan's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1300 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Olson is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Olson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Olson attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Olson has an open panel.

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Dr. Alison Sara Reed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1300 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Alison Reed specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Larkspur, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Reed completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
1300 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Tariq Ahmad is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad honors. Dr. Ahmad has an open panel. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic and Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1300 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Sonali Belapurkar is a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Belapurkar is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College. She trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for residency. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Belapurkar welcomes 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.