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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. For her professional training, Dr. Suchet completed residency programs at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In her practice, Dr. Suchet focuses on turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Suchet's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Suchet is accepting new patients.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He has a special interest in turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Stenerson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Stenerson obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Rajiv Kumar, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Stanford, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kumar trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Kumar is open to 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 works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Stanford, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Her practice 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.