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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist in San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, and Emeryville, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Bhatia graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia's residency was performed at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Bhatia welcomes 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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in San Rafael, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Jose, CA. Before performing her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Dr. Jain attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Jain takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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, who practices in Oakland, CA, Larkspur, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Aslan is conversant in Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She completed her residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Aslan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jennifer Olson, who practices in Larkspur, CA, Oakland, CA, and Greenbrae, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Olson attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes 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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Reed speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Reed is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sonali Belapurkar is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Larkspur, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. Dr. Belapurkar's 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. Belapurkar accepts. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Belapurkar attended The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center.

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

Dr. Tariq Ahmad practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Ahmad is a graduate of New York Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Cleveland Clinic and Children's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Ahmad's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is accepting 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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