We found 5 endocrinologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near La Mesa, CA.

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Dr. Carol S Sands Hart, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Carol Hart works as a pediatric endocrinologist in La Mesa, CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program. Dr. Hart has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp Rees-Stealy.

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Dr. Raymond I Fink, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 404
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Raymond Fink works as an endocrinologist in La Mesa, CA and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Fink's clinical interests encompass diabetes, internal medicine, and metabolism. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fink's education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jewish General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fink's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Internal Medicine

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Neelima Chu specializes in adult endocrinology. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5111 Garfield Street; Suite A
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Rommel Navarrete is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Navarrete at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4405 Vandever Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Deborah Oh is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Oh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a medical specialty that deals with glands and hormones. Hormones are substances that act like chemical messengers between parts of the body. They are produced by glands, and travel in the bloodstream throughout the body where they act on different organs and cells to affect many different functions of life. Hormones control our appetite, growth, reproduction, and energy. When there is too little or too much of a hormone, an endocrinologist can help restore the balance.

Endocrinology problems are sometimes difficult and complex because hormones travel throughout the body and can affect more than one system. A single, simple imbalance can produce multiple, very different symptoms. Just a few of the diverse diseases treated by an endocrinologist include:
  • Diabetes (where insulin is not produced in the body or is not working well, and blood sugar levels rise, which damages tissues)
  • Hypothyroidism (where thyroid hormones are not produced well, reducing cell metabolism and energy)
  • Precocious Puberty (where reproductive hormones are produced too early in a child’s life)
  • Gigantism (where growth hormones are overproduced, leading to unusual size)

Endocrinology can contain subspecialties where physicians focus their care on specific groups of patients. For example, some endocrinologists are diabetic endocrinologists who know specifically how to care for diabetics’ particular needs in eye care, circulation, and foot care. Pediatric endocrinologists treat children. Whatever their subspecialty, all endocrinologists have the same goal: restoring balance when the body’s messaging system is not working correctly.
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