We found 5 endocrinologists who accept L.A. Care Health Plan near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Linda Tsu-Rin Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2840 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 435
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Linda Wang is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Long Beach, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Wang attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Wang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Wang is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mario Brakin is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Brakin attended National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Brakin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Richard Berkson is an adult endocrinology specialist in Long Beach, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and AppleCare Medical Group. Dr. Berkson accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Berkson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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 an endocrinologist in Long Beach, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Tam speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners, LLC.

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

Dr. Pablito Nagpala is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. Dr. Nagpala is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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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.
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