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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi

Pediatric Endocrinology
Bakersfield, CA
29 years experience male

Locations

Eagle Oaks Specialty Center

Bakersfield, CA

Address

9900 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 12pm
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Insurances accepted

Wellcare

Valley Children's Healthcare

Madera, CA

About

Bio

Grew up in Dubai (UAE), did medical school and post graduation in India, residency and fellowship in New Orleans (LSUHSC) in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. Love to help children with growth problems. Also involved in growth of DSD (disorders of sex development) team at DCH (Driscoll Children Hospital). I enjoy soccer and traveling.

Specialties
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Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
208 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Sorry, you can't: Assuming you are a healthy 20 year old with normal development, the growth plates in your bones would have fused between 15 to 17 years and that means... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Degree of symptoms: Usual protocol is that if your symptoms/signs ( like passing out or seizures) render you unable to self administer glucose (in whatever form), then an... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Lifestyle: Most of our ancestors were pretty active physically, ate off the land and exposed to natural elements. Industrialization and modernization has changed... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
No: The daily replacement hormones --- the steroids like hydrocortisone, fludrocortisone, prednisone, etc are given orally and only available by prescrip... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Very possible: If addison's is not managed properly, there is a real risk of higher morbidity and mortality when body is under stress due to severe infection, trauma... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
70 -125: Ranges depending on fasting state, exercise, etc.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends...: On degree of deficiency and modality of treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Glucose tabs: Generally, any food/drink with fast acting carbs like juices, glucose tabs/gel, candy in right amount would bring up the blood sugar. Its important to... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Its made inside: Sun exposure is an easy, reliable way for most people to get vitamin d. Exposure of the hands, face, arms, and legs to sunlight two to three times a w... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Keep a watch: Babies can shift percentiles over first 2 years of life but needs to monitored by your pcp.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
No evidence: So far, no scientific evidence supports this hypothesis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
The state does: In the US, each state screens different metabolic disorders... most will screen for the most common ones like PKU. Testing is done at the state lab an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Very unlikely: There are separate growth charts for untreated girls with turner's. The charts clearly show shorter final adultheight compared to regular charts. In f... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
MEGACARBS!: Well, am not sure of any 'environmental toxins' causing type 2 diabetes except drugs or chemicals known to be toxic to pancreas including the beta ce... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
NO, but...: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition and so can strike anyone. But some ethnicities are more prone to it and so are some families. Generally, fi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends: Depends on mom's height ad general family height too.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Juice: Generally, sources of fast acting carbs like juices are recommended for hypoglycemia treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Usually poor diet: Nutritional causes are the commonest reason for vit d deficiency and then inadequate sunlight exposure. Only in severely low vit d levels can calcium... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Low vitamin D: Most likely, the low vit D is causing your parathyroid hormone level to be high. Do supplement the vit D and repeat parathyroid hormone level when vi... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Hypothyroid? Sure?: TSH interpretation is based on clinical history and also the circumstances surrounding the lab draw. It is generally agreed that TSH over 10 is overt ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
RDA: Rda (recommended dietary allowance) for ages 1 through 70 yrs is 600 iu including during pregnancy and lactation. For infants, its 400 iu while for >7... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Various reasons: But commonest is poor nutrition and poor exposure to sunlight.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
YES: The american academy of pediatrics and the canadian paediatric society recommend vitamin d supplementation for all infants and children to ensure that... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Complicated: Absolutely speaking, if a boy is less than -2.25 sd on height chart or - 2 sd below mid-parental height and if his growth plates are still open , the... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Mostly normal: Most boys have adrenarche around 9-10 years , which means adrenal glands starts to produce more of its sex steroid hormones. These hormones cause unde... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends on .....: Your current level of vit d, your age/gender and whether pregnant/lactating. Various institutes come out with recommended daily intake for healthy peo... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: Some cases of hypogonadism are genetic/metabolic or due to definite acquired cause, but generally speaking unhealthy lifestyle can accelerate process ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Steroid pills: Addison's disease affects adrenal glands which normally produce important hormones -- glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids. These can be replaced by... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Mostly, yes.: Most cases of vitamin deficiency respond very well to initial high dose vit d and once optimum levels are reached (easily checked by lab level), then ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Higher chances: In modern times, addison's is primarily an autoimmune condition and therefore, as in all such conditions, there is a higher incidence of same conditio... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Premature changes: Depending on cause of early true puberty and gender, child can have various signs/symptoms. Usually seen in girls, 90% have central precocious puberty... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Normal ranges: Fasting whole blood glucose: ≤95 mg/dl ; fasting plasma glucose: ≤105 mg/dl.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends...: People who do not have diabetes typically have fasting plasma blood glucose levels that run under 126 mg/dl. In general, high blood glucose, also call... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends...: Majority of short statured children have no known cause for their stature. They do not have growth hormone deficiency. Studies have shown that some of... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Omnipresent: Traditionally, vit d has important role in bone health but is increasingly recognized as a hormone with role in various body systems including skin, i... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
No: Ghrh is not indicated to treat growth hormone deficiency and short stature. At age 17 yrs, most boys have fused growth plates so they cannot be helped... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
No: Lot of drugstores and other setups offer free tests.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends...: Theoretically on level of your deficiency, amount of sunlight exposure you need etc...But recommended is treatment with vit d under medical supervisio... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Not immediately but.: Severe vitamin d deficiency can cause bone/muscle pain. So obviously long term solution to treat such pain is to treat the deficiency with vit d under... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
IF POORLY MANAGED: Most diabetics are caught on early with kidney problems due to microvascular complications and if managed well, can prevent or delay further deteriora... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends on cause: Goiter can be due to nutritional/pubertal/environmental reasons or due to genetic reasons. Fortunately, the former reasons can be treated/managed but ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Likely, yes: Some children can have early adrenarche/pubarche and so develop pubic/axillary hair. But other more 'serious' causes need to be ruled out.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Various things: Classic cushing's is extremely rare in children. They can have usual cushing's features plus stunted height.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends on diet: Most infants and children will get enough vitamin d from drinking infant formula or milk fortified with vitamin d as long as they are drinking at leas... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
YES: Post brain surgery or trauma or irradiation or chemotherapy, can cause transient diabetes insipidus and siadh. Treatment is indicated during the tran... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
No: After regular meal, between 140-200 mg/dl indicates impaired glucose tolerance (prediabetes). If test results are in this range, a patient is at an in... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends...: If you're fair skinned, experts say going outside for 10 minutes in the midday sun—in shorts and a tank top with no sunscreen—will give you enough rad... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Sunlight helps: Vitamin d3 is made in the skin when 7-dehydrocholesterol reacts with ultraviolet light of uvb type at wavelengths between 270 and 300 nm, with peak sy... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Many reasons: Tremors could be due to several reasons at your age. Please get yourself evaluated by your PCP.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Below average growth: Generally speaking, children grow a little over 2 inches per year from age 2 years onwards till the pubertal spurt. There are specific growth velocity... Read More

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Hello Dear, my name is Jenifer, I am, very happy to contact you today and i wish to be in good relationship and partnership with you, also i will be very happy if you can reply me through my priv...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. MOKHASHI is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. MOKHASHI is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! My 2.5 yr old girl's bs is within this range...im always woried for her as im a type 1 diabetic since age 11... i keep checking her bs every now n then ..i feel better ...Read More
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TSH 1.61 on med so not hyperthyroid. 5.01 was out of range for lab.
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please tell me tablet of treatment of nose and uper lip swelling .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Karnatak University, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, India
Graduated 1993MD

Medical/Graduate school

Karnatak University, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, India
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals,com
2014,2015 Patient's Choice Award
health tap awards

Affiliations

Texas A & M health Sciences Center
Driscoll Children's Hospital
Yuma Regional Medical Center
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