We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Castro Valley, CA.

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Dr. Marcia Constance Peck, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20130 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Marcia Peck's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Peck graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peck honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
111 Deerwood Road; #180
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger is an adult endocrinologist. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Shlesinger's clinical interests encompass disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shlesinger trained at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shlesinger is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
20700 Lake Chabot Road; #107
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh is an adult cardiology specialist in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abudayeh include heart problems and general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Abudayeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Abudayeh attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sally Lee Beazlie-Walker, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sally Beazlie-Walker is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Beazlie-Walker honors Medicare insurance. She attended Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at VCU Riverside Family Medicine Residency for residency. Her professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Ling Xu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20130 Lake Chabot Road; Suite #307
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ling Xu works as a general internist in Castro Valley, CA. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Xu include general care. Dr. Xu is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Xu honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Xu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Biopsy, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, who practices in Hayward, CA and Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chandler obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chandler (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chandler's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rama D Polisetty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Rama Polisetty is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Hayward, CA. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Polisetty is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Polisetty completed residency programs at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Polisetty (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, St. Rose Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Breast Issues, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 Porter Drive; Suite 300
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Jon Rasak specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rasak's areas of expertise include the following: depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Rasak's education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Ratnasothy S Rajah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
13847 E. 14th Street; Suite 216
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Ratnasothy Rajah is a San Leandro, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders and general care. Dr. Rajah's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Rajah honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Ceylon, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Rajah (or staff) is conversant in Tamil. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amita Sharma, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suit 211
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Amita Sharma is a family medicine practitioner. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharma is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. She trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for her residency. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Migraine, Depression, Heart Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Adolescent Issues, Hepatitis ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Shamsi Vatannia is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. In Dr. Vatannia's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Vatannia completed residency programs at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She speaks Persian. Dr. Vatannia is affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Justin Robinson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
20700 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 107
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Paul Robinson sees patients in Castro Valley, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Robinson's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Robinson studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He offers language support for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Bruce A Robertson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13851 East 14th Street; Suite 102
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Robertson is a family medicine physician in San Leandro, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Robertson's areas of expertise include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robertson's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Robertson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Nehal V Ghevariya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13847 E 14th Street; Suite 115
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Nehal Ghevariya's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ghevariya include general care. Dr. Ghevariya accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. She graduated from Saurashtra University. She completed her residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ghevariya offers interpreting services for Fijian, Gujarati, and Samoan-speaking patients. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Cancer Screening, Hepatitis, Metabolic Syndrome, Low Testosterone, ... (Read more)

Dr. Huong Thi Ngoc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Huong Nguyen works as a family practice physician. Dr. Nguyen's education and training includes medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She has an open panel.

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.
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