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 works as a family practitioner. His areas of expertise include general care. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hudnut takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hudnut's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Julieta Dominguez-Jones is a family practitioner. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Dominguez-Jones accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at San Jose Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Dominguez-Jones's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Bhaskara Reddy is an Elk Grove, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. He is a graduate of Andhra Medical College and a graduate of Altoona Regional Health System's residency program. He is especially interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy takes. Dr. Reddy has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to 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 an internal medicine hospitalist in Elk Grove, CA and Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fisher include general care. Dr. Fisher is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Fisher attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Francisco Prieto works as a family practice physician in Elk Grove, CA. Before performing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Prieto attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Prieto include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and preventive care. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prieto takes. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adams include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adams takes. She attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Adams is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Haynes attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haynes accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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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. She speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Rosellini focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Rosellini is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Rosellini attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Rosellini has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. She welcomes 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.
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