We found 39 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield of California near Fountain Valley, CA.

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Dr. Yung-In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Yung-In Choi's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Choi is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Choi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Yonsei University College of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Choi speaks Korean. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypercalcemia, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Andrew R Reikes, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Reikes sees patients in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Reikes's clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reikes has received professional recognition including the following: Recipient, ARISE Award for Excellence; Recognition Award "Best Doctors of Orange County"; and Recognition Award "America's Best Doctors". His hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and UC Irvine Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Ping H. Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ping Wang is an adult endocrinologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wang obtained his medical school training at Kaohsiung Medical University and performed his residency at Boston VA Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include America's Top Doctors (Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Best Doctors in America; and (Endocrinology and Metabolism). Dr. Wang is conversant in Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and UC Irvine Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Cancer, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Hirsutism

Dr. Jeffrey A Punim, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
17822 Beach Boulevard; Suite 201
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Punim is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Punim include diabetes, thyroid problems, and metabolism. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Punim is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Punim completed residency programs at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Punim welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Diabetes

Dr. Ajanta Naidu, MD, MBA
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
101 The City Drive; Pavillion 1
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ajanta Naidu's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and then she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Nassau University Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Naidu include: Physician of the Year - Outpatient Clinic, Pediatrics, Miller Children's Hospital, Long Beach, CA and Dean's Scholar Award - Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine. Dr. Naidu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Growth Problems

Dr. Priya Khanijou Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
725 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 220
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Priya Shah specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Orange, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Shah is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ivy-Joan Erinma Ihejirika, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1234 W Chapman Avenue; Suite 205
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ivy-Joan Madu is an Orange, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Before completing her residency at Methodist Hospital and Albany Medical Center, Dr. Madu attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and the University of Benin School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Madu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Madu (or staff) speaks Nigerian and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
1310 W. Stewart Drive; Suite 215
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Michael Tran is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Dr. Tran is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tran completed a residency program at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. In addition to English, Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Herbert I Rettinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
725 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 220
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Herbert Rettinger's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rettinger include obesity, diabetes, and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Rettinger average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rettinger honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Rettinger obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 254
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bachar Kurdi works as an adult endocrinologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Kurdi a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kurdi include diabetes, obesity, and sexual dysfunction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kurdi trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Kurdi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Sexual Dysfunction

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
101 The City Drive S; City Tower, Suite 400
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Artak Labadzhyan, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, cushing's disease, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Labadzhyan honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Labadzhyan is conversant in Armenian. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Parathyroid Disease, Type 1 ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex V Vazirizand, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1010 W. La Veta Avenue; #610
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Alex Zand's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Zand's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, women's health issues, and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Zand is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Zand (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. Dr. Zand's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Viktoriya Greblya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7955 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Greblya works as an internist in Westminster, CA. Dr. Greblya's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Greblya average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Greblya studied medicine at First Moscow Medical Institute and Kishinev State Medical Institute. She completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Greblya (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Dennis Robert Long, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
293 S. Main Street; Suite 200
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Long works as a general internist. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Long honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Long graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He has received the following distinction: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association.

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All Interests: Hepatitis C, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Hepatitis B

Dr. Carol Ann Major, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 402
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Carol Major is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Major's clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). The average patient rating for Dr. Major is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Major honors. She studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Major has received include Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology; Southern California Super Doctors; and Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Major's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and St. Jude Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Kusum Mullick Ohri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 W. Stewart Drive; Suite 602
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Kusum Ohri's medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ohri is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Ohri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

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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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