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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 practices adult endocrinology in Modesto, CA. Dr. Han's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After attending Shanghai Second Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Ball Memorial Hospital. Dr. Han is conversant in 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 is a radiology (X-ray and medical imaging), adult endocrinology, and nuclear medicine specialist in Modesto, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Sood performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Sood (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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 is an endocrinologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chao graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chao completed a residency program 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 practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Hetnal is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow and then she performed her residency at Edgewater Hospital. Dr. Hetnal is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Her practice 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. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bassi studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bassi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Her practice 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.