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

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

Dr. Alison Reed practices pediatric endocrinology. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Reed's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Reed is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes

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

Dr. Ivy Aslan, who practices in Larkspur, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, and Greenbrae, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Her medical residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aslan speaks 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 practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Olson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Olson 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 pediatric endocrinology specialist. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Dr. Belapurkar attended medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College. Dr. Belapurkar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Tariq E Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Tariq Ahmad's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmad attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic and Children's Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His 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.