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

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Cristina Santos CandidoVitto MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
106 La Casa Viaduct; #100
Walnut Creek, CA

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

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Suruchi Bhatia MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
106 La Casa Viaduct; #100
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Suruchi Bhatia's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Bhatia attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhatia accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Bhatia's practice is open to new patients.

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Jennifer Ann Olson MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Jennifer Olson specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Olson attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Olson's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alison Reed is a pediatric endocrinologist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Reed is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Reed is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Ivy Aslan sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Aslan's medical residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is conversant in Portuguese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Sonali Belapurkar MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Sonali Belapurkar is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College, Dr. Belapurkar performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Tariq Ahmad is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmad's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Cleveland Clinic and Children's Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He welcomes 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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