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We found 6 pediatric endocrinologists who accept CIGNA Plans near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. Suruchi Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
106 La Casa Viaduct; #100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Suruchi Bhatia works as a pediatric endocrinologist. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Bhatia attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Bhatia's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ivy Aslan, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ivy Aslan works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Oakland, CA, Larkspur, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. For her residency, Dr. Aslan trained at Westchester Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is conversant in Portuguese. Dr. Aslan's 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
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Olson's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Olson graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She 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 Dr. Olson's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Alison Sara Reed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Alison Reed is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Larkspur, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Reed completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Reed speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Tariq E Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Tariq Ahmad works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Larkspur, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Oakland, CA. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic and Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Ahmad's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Sonali Belapurkar is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Belapurkar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After attending The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belapurkar takes. Dr. Belapurkar 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.