We found 7 pediatric endocrinologists who accept CIGNA Plans near Walnut Creek, CA.

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Dr. Cristina Santos Candido-Vitto, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
106 La Casa Viaduct; #100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Cristina Candido-Vitto is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Candido-Vitto takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then she performed her residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. She is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Candido-Vitto's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Suruchi Bhatia is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, and Emeryville, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bhatia completed residency programs at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bhatia is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, 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 practices pediatric endocrinology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Olson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Olson is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alison Reed's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Reed is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Reed's 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 her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ivy Aslan is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. For her professional training, Dr. Aslan completed a residency program at Westchester Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aslan takes. In addition to English, Dr. Aslan speaks Portuguese. Her professional 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. Sonali Belapurkar specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Belapurkar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has an open panel. 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.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Tariq Ahmad practices pediatric endocrinology. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Ahmad performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Children's Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He 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.
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