Dr. Brian Chavez, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male • Age 46
  
Dr. Chavez
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

South Cnty Kidney/Endocrine Ctr

22 Odyssey Irvine, CA 92618

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(949) 988-7550

Dr. Brian Chavez, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Irvine, CA. Dr. Chavez has more experience with Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes, and Metabolic Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo and Saddleback Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chavez to book an appointment.


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(949) 988-7550

Dr. Chavez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Thyroid Disease more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Hyperparathyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Hyperparathyroidism more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Hypothyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Hypothyroidism more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Diabetes

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diabetes Type 1
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Diabetes Type 1 more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Hypoglycemia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Hypoglycemia more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

Metabolic Disorders

Metabolic disorders specialists diagnose and treat issues related to metabolism, including obesity, adrenal gland disease, and hypokalemia, through lifestyle changes and medication.Compare with other Metabolic Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Calcium Metabolism Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Hypercalcemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Hypercalcemia more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Adrenal Insufficiency
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Adrenal Insufficiency more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 60% of their peers

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Dr. Chavez's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Chavez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chavez

4.7

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (24)
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  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
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Great caring doctor. Knows the ins and outs of endocrinology and explains it in simple understandable terms. Willing to listen and spend the needed time to make sure you are comfortable with his recommendations. Best referral that my primary care doctor ever made to me
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Rancho Santa Margarita – Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. Chavez is one of the best Doctors I have been to. He listens and is very thorough. He went through all my blood test results making notes for my reference and gave me a copy. He is prompt with appointments and is very pleasant.
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Dr. Chavez was the best referral my primary care doctor ever gave me. Wonderful caring doctor who takes time to listen and answer questions in clear, easy to understand terms. Would recommend him to anyone needing a top rated endo doctor.
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Lee W – Jan 09, 2019
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I like Dr. Chavez, period.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Michael A Nieto in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Aug 02, 2018
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Dr. Chavez is very thorough on top of being kind and compassionate.
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Santa Ana, CA – May 20, 2017
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I absolutely love dr Chavez. I would recommend him to everyone! He is on the ball and takes good care of his patience.
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Lake forest, ca – Apr 14, 2017
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I selected Dr. Chavez after having some tests come back from my OB/GYN that didn't look so good. He ran several comprehensive tests and discovered a thyroid issue. Dr. Chavez is detailed, kind and a good listener.
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Dawn in Lake Forest, CA – Oct 05, 2016
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Dr Chavez is gentle and friendly. He is thorough and on top of every concern you have. He spends time with you being sure all your questions are answered. I trust him completely.
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Nancy in Orange, CA – Oct 02, 2016
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One of the best Doctors I have encountered. He listens, explains things, at takes the time to get to known the patient.
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About Me

He advocates patient education to empower patients to take control of their diabetes and encourages patients to be proactive in their endocrine care.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2005
U C S D Medical Center - Hillcrest
Fellowship Hospital
2003
U C S D Medical Center - Hillcrest
Residency Hospital
2001
U C S D Medical Center - Hillcrest
Internship Hospital
1995
University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

South Cnty Kidney/Endocrine Ctr

SCKE Odyssey Medical Group22 Odyssey Irvine, CA 92618
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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
South Cnty Kidney/Endocrine Ctr23141 Moulton Pkwy Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 10:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

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Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average