We found 7 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Cigna near Larkspur, CA.

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Dr. Suruchi Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Suruchi Bhatia specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bhatia honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bhatia trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Bhatia has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Anjali Jain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Jain is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in San Rafael, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Jose, CA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jain's practice is open to new patients. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

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

Dr. Ivy Aslan's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her training includes a residency program at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Aslan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, she speaks Portuguese. Dr. Aslan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jennifer Olson's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Olson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She obtained her medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alison Reed is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Larkspur, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Reed is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sonali Belapurkar sees patients in Larkspur, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She graduated from The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Belapurkar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Tariq Ahmad is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad takes. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ahmad completed residency programs at Cleveland Clinic and Children's Hospital. Dr. Ahmad's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He welcomes new patients.

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What is Pediatric Endocrinology?

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the body and flow through the bloodstream. They control a number of important functions, including growth, metabolism, and sexual development. Doctors that treat hormonal problems are called endocrinologists, and endocrinologists that work with children are pediatric endocrinologists.

Pediatric endocrinologists treat children of all ages, from newborn babies to young adults. Because hormones affect growth and sexual development, endocrine disorders affect children and teens very differently than they do adults. Some disorders, such as precocious (early) puberty, only affect children. Some endocrine disorders have different symptoms in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. A pediatric endocrinologist must be aware of how hormonal problems specifically affect children’s health and development.

Diabetes, a disease caused by problems with the hormone insulin, is the most common disorder treated by pediatric endocrinologists. Other issues include:
  • Growth disorders, which prevent children from growing or maturing as expected
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pituitary or adrenal disorders
  • Sex hormone disorders, where the body produces either too little or too much of the hormones that affect puberty and sexual development
  • Unexplained obesity
  • Intersex, a group of conditions that make a person's sex unclear
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Problems with calcium metabolism
  • Treatment for transgender children, who feel they do not match the gender associated with their external genitalia (many, but not all, pediatric endocrinology offices provide this service)

For most endocrine disorders, treatment involves medication taken to either supplement or suppress certain hormone levels.

Since hormones control so many functions within the body and are so crucial during the early stages of life, an endocrine disorder can be devastating for a child. Pediatric endocrinologists help get your child’s hormones back in balance.
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