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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Castro Valley, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Peck has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Peck completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peck's office for an appointment.

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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 endocrinology specialist in San Ramon, CA and Roseville, CA. Dr. Shlesinger is especially interested in disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shlesinger is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Shlesinger welcomes 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 sees patients in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and general care. Dr. Abudayeh has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. His practice is open to 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 Dr. Beazlie-Walker's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She graduated from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Beazlie-Walker trained at VCU Riverside Family Medicine Residency. She honors Medicare insurance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, General Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ling Xu specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Xu has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Xu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese. Dr. Xu is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chandler (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese-speaking patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandler include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Chandler is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rama Polisetty is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Polisetty (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Persian. In her practice, Dr. Polisetty focuses on women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, St. Rose Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Before performing her residency at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Polisetty attended Andhra Medical College for medical school. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rasak speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Rasak obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ratnasothy Rajah's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajah has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Rajah attended medical school at the University of Ceylon. Dr. Rajah (or staff) speaks Tamil. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Medication Management, Polysomnography, Multiple Sleep ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mukulika Mehta is a family medicine physician. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. She is especially interested in general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She has an open panel.

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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. Patients rated Dr. Sharma highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma honors. After attending S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra for medical school, she completed her residency training at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Sharma's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sharma is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Vatannia's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Vatannia attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. She speaks Persian.

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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 practices family medicine in Castro Valley, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Robinson focuses on general care. Dr. Robinson is professionally affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robinson accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Robinson attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Robinson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Filipino and Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Robertson is especially interested in general care. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Robertson is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Robertson has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specialty is general internal medicine. She offers interpreting services for Fijian, Gujarati, and Samoan-speaking patients. She is especially interested in general care. Dr. Ghevariya is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. She graduated from Saurashtra University and then she performed her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ghevariya accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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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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