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We found 4 endocrinologists who accept Aetna Affordable Health Choices near Modesto, CA.

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Dr. Wen Han, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Wen Han's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Han's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Han takes. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Shanghai Second Medical University and performed her residency at Ball Memorial Hospital. She speaks Chinese.

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Dr. Surendra J Sood, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Adult Endocrinology, Nuclear Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Surendra Sood's medical specialty is radiology (X-ray and medical imaging), adult endocrinology, and nuclear medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Sood honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Sood (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Dr. George Yu-Lin Chao, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. George Chao's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston VA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chao has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chao accepts. Dr. Chao is open to new patients.

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Dr. Celina Hetnal, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Celina Hetnal is an adult endocrinology specialist. After attending Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow for medical school, she completed her residency training at Edgewater Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Hetnal highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is open to new patients.

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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.