We found 4 pediatric endocrinologists who accept United Healthcare near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Diane Suchet, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Diane Suchet works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Suchet include turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Suchet completed residency programs at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Suchet is conversant in French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Amenorrhea, Type 1 Diabetes, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Bryan Stenerson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Mountain View Center; 701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Stenerson's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stenerson accepts. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Stenerson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Amenorrhea, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajiv B Kumar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
300 Pasteur Drive; Rm G-313
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Rajiv Kumar is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Kumar welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sejal Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
730 Welch Road; 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sejal Shah practices pediatric endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Before completing her residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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What is Pediatric Endocrinology?

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the body and flow through the bloodstream. They control a number of important functions, including growth, metabolism, and sexual development. Doctors that treat hormonal problems are called endocrinologists, and endocrinologists that work with children are pediatric endocrinologists.

Pediatric endocrinologists treat children of all ages, from newborn babies to young adults. Because hormones affect growth and sexual development, endocrine disorders affect children and teens very differently than they do adults. Some disorders, such as precocious (early) puberty, only affect children. Some endocrine disorders have different symptoms in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. A pediatric endocrinologist must be aware of how hormonal problems specifically affect children’s health and development.

Diabetes, a disease caused by problems with the hormone insulin, is the most common disorder treated by pediatric endocrinologists. Other issues include:
  • Growth disorders, which prevent children from growing or maturing as expected
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pituitary or adrenal disorders
  • Sex hormone disorders, where the body produces either too little or too much of the hormones that affect puberty and sexual development
  • Unexplained obesity
  • Intersex, a group of conditions that make a person's sex unclear
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Problems with calcium metabolism
  • Treatment for transgender children, who feel they do not match the gender associated with their external genitalia (many, but not all, pediatric endocrinology offices provide this service)

For most endocrine disorders, treatment involves medication taken to either supplement or suppress certain hormone levels.

Since hormones control so many functions within the body and are so crucial during the early stages of life, an endocrine disorder can be devastating for a child. Pediatric endocrinologists help get your child’s hormones back in balance.
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