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

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

Dr. Ivy Aslan specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Oakland, CA, Larkspur, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Aslan takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has an open panel. For her residency, Dr. Aslan trained at Westchester Medical Center. She speaks Portuguese.

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

Dr. Jennifer Olson's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Olson attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She 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 is a pediatric endocrinologist in Larkspur, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. Dr. Reed honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Reed attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reed is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sonali Belapurkar is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College, Dr. Belapurkar performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Belapurkar has an open panel.

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

Dr. Tariq Ahmad is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad takes. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic and Children's Hospital. Dr. Ahmad is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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