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We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Downey, CA.

Dr. Alex Kutas, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3300 E South Street; #103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alex Kutas specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Long Beach, CA and Lakewood, CA. Dr. Kutas is especially interested in diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Kutas average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Kutas graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Kutas (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Kutas is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Ronald A Fischman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 110
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Fischman's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Fischman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fischman takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Fischman attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Fischman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. C. David David Yue, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
9349 Somerset Boulevard
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Chifoo Yue specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Bellflower, CA. Dr. Yue's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Yue is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Yue (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Vinita Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3650 East South Street; Suite 210
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Vinita Chaudhary works as a family practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Chaudhary include diabetes, electrocardiogram (EKG), and women's health issues. Dr. Chaudhary's professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, ProHealth Partners, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaudhary graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur and then she performed her residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition to English, Dr. Chaudhary (or staff) speaks Telugu, Filipino, and Spanish.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Abdominal Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Electrocardiogram

Dr. Vinod D Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 204
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Vinod Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Patel graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Lawrence Steven Cohn, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16415 S. Colorado; #202
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Cohn's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated Dr. Cohn highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohn's professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Blood Tests, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Stanley Lowe
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 101
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Lowe works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in South Gate, CA and Downey, CA. His areas of expertise include diabetes, foot problems, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Lowe honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lowe (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Lowe is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems

Dr. Yang W Lee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16415 S Colorado Avenue; Suite 208
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Yang Lee practices family medicine in Long Beach, CA and Paramount, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Barberton Citizen's Hospital, Dr. Lee attended Taipei Medical University for medical school. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Diabetes, Abscess Incision and Drainage, High Cholesterol, Abscess ... (Read more)

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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.