We found 7 pediatric endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare 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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhatia takes. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatia speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Anjali Jain sees patients in San Rafael, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Jain accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Jain welcomes 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 is a pediatric endocrinologist in Oakland, CA, Larkspur, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Aslan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She trained at Westchester Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Aslan speaks Portuguese.

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

Dr. Jennifer Olson's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Olson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. 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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Reed attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Reed is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sonali Belapurkar, who practices in Larkspur, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Greenbrae, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College. Dr. Belapurkar trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Belapurkar's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Tariq Ahmad specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Ahmad is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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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