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 an adult endocrinology specialist. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wang's professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Wang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in Long Beach, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and ProHealth Partners. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Berkson's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkson has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. 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's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brakin is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. 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 is a Long Beach, CA physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tam speaks Spanish.

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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 in Long Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Nagpala trained at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. Dr. Nagpala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is 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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