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

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

Dr. Caroline Buckway is a pediatric endocrinologist. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Buckway attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Buckway takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kumar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Kumar's practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Stanford, CA and Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sejal Shah's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shah's residency was performed at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Laura Bachrach sees patients in San Jose, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bachrach honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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

Dr. Tandy Aye is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Aye accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Aye trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is 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 endocrinologist. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Neely honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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

Dr. Avni Shah's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Shah is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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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.