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We found 8 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare PPO 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. Dr. Hudnut has a special interest in general care. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hudnut trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hudnut is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Julieta Dominguez-Jones works as a family practitioner. She speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Dominguez-Jones focuses on general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at San Jose Medical Center for residency. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Dominguez-Jones is not accepting 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's medical specialty is family medicine. In Dr. Reddy's practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. He is a graduate of Andhra Medical College and a graduate of Altoona Regional Health System's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Reddy has an open panel.

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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. He has a special interest in general care. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher takes. Dr. Fisher 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Prieto has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes, General Care, Preventive Care, Nutrition Counseling

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

Dr. Ruenell Adams' specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Adams takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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). She is not accepting 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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Haynes accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Haynes trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosellini include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for her residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosellini is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosellini takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. She 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.