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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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Long Beach, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Torrance, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Austin performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Her areas of expertise consist of thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Thai. Dr. Austin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Borut is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Borut speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Pitukcheewanont's 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. He has received the following distinctions: 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 is a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Geffner speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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. Lynda Karen Fisher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
4650 Sunset Boulevard, Endocrinology and Diabetes Center; Ms 61
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lynda Fisher is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Los Angeles, CA and Arcadia, CA. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Fisher attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher has received the following distinction: 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. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mittelman takes. Dr. Mittelman obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. His distinctions include: Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Associates and Affiliates Award and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mittelman is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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 pediatric endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaufman studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kaufman trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kaufman include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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

Dr. Amy Vedin practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Vedin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Vedin attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Chao is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Monzavi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Monzavi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Monzavi has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandstrom accepts. Dr. Sandstrom attended medical school at 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.