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We found 11 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Los Angeles, CA.

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Dr. Juliana Lapanich Austin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #61
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Juliana Austin's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She is conversant in Thai. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Austin include thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules. Dr. Austin is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Austin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Nodules

Dr. Danielle L Borut, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1700 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue; Suite 3000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Danielle Borut's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Borut graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Borut is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Dr. Pisit Pitukcheewanont, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Division of Endocrinology; Ms 61
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Pisit Pitukcheewanont is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). His education and training includes medical school at ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with ChiangMai University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Pitukcheewanont honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors of America since; America's Top Pediatricians since; and Los Angles Super Doctors since.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems

Dr. Mitchell Eugene Geffner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #61
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mitchell Geffner specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Geffner is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Geffner completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Lynda Karen Fisher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Endocrinology and Diabetes Center; Ms 61
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lynda Fisher works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Fisher's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Steven David Mittelman, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Endocrinology and Diabetes Center; Ms 61
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Steven Mittelman practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Mittelman is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mittelman trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Associates and Affiliates Award and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Endocrinology and Diabetes Center; Ms 61
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Francine Kaufman is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Los Angeles, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Kaufman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Kaufman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1700 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue; Suite 3000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Amy Vedin is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Vedin is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Vedin has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Dr. Lily C Chao, MD, MS
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #61
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lily Chao works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Chao accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Dr. Chao has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars; Pasadena Magazine's Top Doctors 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; and Endocrine Society Early Investigator Award.

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Dr. Roshanak Monzavi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Endocrinology and Diabetes Center; Ms 61
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Roshanak Monzavi is a pediatric endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Monzavi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Anna Englund Sandstrom, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms 61
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Anna Sandstrom's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Sandstrom is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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What is Pediatric Endocrinology?

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the body and flow through the bloodstream. They control a number of important functions, including growth, metabolism, and sexual development. Doctors that treat hormonal problems are called endocrinologists, and endocrinologists that work with children are pediatric endocrinologists.

Pediatric endocrinologists treat children of all ages, from newborn babies to young adults. Because hormones affect growth and sexual development, endocrine disorders affect children and teens very differently than they do adults. Some disorders, such as precocious (early) puberty, only affect children. Some endocrine disorders have different symptoms in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. A pediatric endocrinologist must be aware of how hormonal problems specifically affect children’s health and development.

Diabetes, a disease caused by problems with the hormone insulin, is the most common disorder treated by pediatric endocrinologists. Other issues include:
  • Growth disorders, which prevent children from growing or maturing as expected
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pituitary or adrenal disorders
  • Sex hormone disorders, where the body produces either too little or too much of the hormones that affect puberty and sexual development
  • Unexplained obesity
  • Intersex, a group of conditions that make a person's sex unclear
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Problems with calcium metabolism
  • Treatment for transgender children, who feel they do not match the gender associated with their external genitalia (many, but not all, pediatric endocrinology offices provide this service)

For most endocrine disorders, treatment involves medication taken to either supplement or suppress certain hormone levels.

Since hormones control so many functions within the body and are so crucial during the early stages of life, an endocrine disorder can be devastating for a child. Pediatric endocrinologists help get your child’s hormones back in balance.