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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 medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Shanghai Second Medical University, Dr. Han performed her residency at Ball Memorial Hospital. She speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Han is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Surendra Sood is a radiologist, endocrinologist, and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Sood (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sood is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice.

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

Dr. George Chao practices adult endocrinology in Modesto, CA. Before performing his residency at Boston VA Medical Center, Dr. Chao attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chao takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). 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, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hetnal is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hetnal has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow and residency at Edgewater Hospital.

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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.