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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 an adult endocrinology specialist. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wang's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. Dr. Wang is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Wang attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. She speaks Mandarin.

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

Dr. Richard Berkson practices adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and ProHealth Partners. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Berkson attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Berkson has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berkson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is open to 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 area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Brakin average 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 honors 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 the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Brakin speaks 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 an endocrinologist. Dr. Tam is conversant in Spanish. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He honors 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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Long Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Nagpala performed his residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.