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's specialty is adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave Dr. Wang a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Wang welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Berkson's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Berkson is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Berkson's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and AppleCare Medical Group. Dr. Berkson 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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brakin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. After attending National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Brakin's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brakin accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; 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, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tam is affiliated with HealthCare Partners, LLC. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Pablito Nagpala's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Nagpala studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Nagpala (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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