We found 5 pediatric endocrinologists who accept PacifiCare near San Ramon, CA.

Dr. Ivy Aslan, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Ivy Aslan works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Oakland, CA, Larkspur, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. She completed her residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aslan takes. She is conversant in Portuguese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aslan's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Olson is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Olson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Olson attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Olson has an open panel.

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Dr. Alison Sara Reed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Alison Reed specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Larkspur, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Reed completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Sonali Belapurkar is a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Belapurkar is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College. She trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for residency. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Belapurkar welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Tariq Ahmad is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad honors. Dr. Ahmad has an open panel. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic and Children's Hospital.

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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.