We found 8 pediatric endocrinologists who accept Valley Health Plan HMO near Stanford, CA.

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Dr. Caroline K Buckway, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
300 Pasteur Drive; G313
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Buckway is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Stanford, CA and Palo Alto, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Buckway completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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

Dr. Rajiv Kumar specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in San Francisco, CA and Stanford, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Kumar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Kumar graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Dr. Darrell Mealer Wilson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
300 Pasteur Drive; S-302 Med Center Mc 5208
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Darrell Wilson works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Stanford, CA and Palo Alto, CA. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Dr. Sejal Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
300 Pasteur Drive; Room G313 Mc 5208
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Sejal Shah is a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Shah accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Laura Keyes Bachrach, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
730 Welch Road; 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Laura Bachrach's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bachrach is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Bachrach attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bachrach accepts.

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Dr. Tandy Aye, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Tandy Aye's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Aye accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Dr. Edward Kirk Neely, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
730 Welch Road; 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Edward Neely is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Neely is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
300 Pasteur Drive; Sumc - Peds Physician Billing - Mc:5530
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Avni Shah is a Stanford, CA physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Shah takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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