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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 medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Austin is especially interested in thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Austin attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Austin has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Thai. She is affiliated with 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 Louise Borut, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1700 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue; Suite 3000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Danielle Borut specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Borut accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Borut include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. She is conversant in 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Pitukcheewanont honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After completing medical school at ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with ChiangMai University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pitukcheewanont include: Best Doctors of America since; America's Top Pediatricians since; and Los Angles Super Doctors since. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. 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. Dr. Geffner 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. Dr. Geffner is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. On average, patients gave Dr. Fisher a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Mittelman is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Mittelman 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
1700 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue; Suite 3000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Amy Vedin is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Vedin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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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 Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Kaufman is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Monzavi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 is a pediatric endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Chao takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Rising Stars; Pasadena Magazine's Top Doctors 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; and Endocrine Society Early Investigator Award.

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

Dr. Anna Sandstrom is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandstrom honors. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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.