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

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

Dr. Linda Wang is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Wang average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Her practice is open to 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 specialty is adult endocrinology. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkson accepts. Dr. Berkson has received distinctions including 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 ProHealth Partners. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mario Brakin sees patients in Long Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Brakin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Brakin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as an endocrinologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tam is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 endocrinologist in Long Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Nagpala is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nagpala (or staff) speaks 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.