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We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Elk Grove, CA.

Dr. Andrew G Hudnut, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #220
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hudnut specializes in family medicine and practices in Elk Grove, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hudnut's clinical interests include general care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hudnut is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has a closed panel.

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Dr. Julieta Dominguez- Jones, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #215
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Julieta Dominguez-Jones practices family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dominguez-Jones speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at San Jose Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dominguez-Jones takes. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Bhaskara G Reddy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Bhaskara Reddy practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. He completed his residency training at Altoona Regional Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Reddy is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Todd M Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Todd Fisher is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Fisher's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in general care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has a closed panel.

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Dr. Francisco J Prieto, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #215
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Francisco Prieto specializes in family medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Prieto's clinical interests include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and preventive care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prieto takes. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Prieto is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ruenell D Adams Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 220
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Ruenell Adams works as a family practice physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adams include general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adams graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Adams completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Robert Ralph Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haynes works as an internist in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Haynes completed a residency program at Virginia Mason Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Haynes focuses on general care. Dr. Haynes takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Therese Eyre Rosellini, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Therese Rosellini practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosellini takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Rosellini has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Rosellini's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational 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.