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We found 5 endocrinologists who accept PacifiCare HMO near Modesto, CA.

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

Dr. Wen Han's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Han is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Shanghai Second Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Ball Memorial Hospital for residency. In addition to English, 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 works as a radiologist, endocrinologist, and nuclear medicine specialist. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sood obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Sood (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

Dr. George Chao works as an endocrinologist in Modesto, CA. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston VA Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Chao a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Hetnal is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She attended medical school at Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow. She trained at Edgewater Hospital for residency. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hetnal takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1541 Florida Avenue; Suite 200
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Ricky Bassi is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Bassi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bassi takes. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bassi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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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.