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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 specializes in adult endocrinology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing her residency at Ball Memorial Hospital, Dr. Han attended medical school at Shanghai Second Medical University. Dr. Han is conversant in Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Sood trained at Stanford University Medical Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Sood (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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

Dr. George Chao's specialty is adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chao is 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Chao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao has an open panel. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Celina Hetnal specializes in adult endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hetnal is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Edgewater Hospital, Dr. Hetnal attended Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow for medical school.

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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. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bassi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. She is accepting 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.