We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Health Net PPO near Irvine, CA.

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Dr. Francis Hongbuom Rhie, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
19 Bordeaux
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Francis Rhie is an adult endocrinologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Rhie's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). His education and training includes medical school at Seoul National University College of Medicine and Seth G.S. Medical College and residency at Berkshire Medical Center. Dr. Rhie takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Yung-In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Yung-In Choi sees patients in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Choi attended Yonsei University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Choi speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Andrew R Reikes, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Medical Plaza Drive; Uc Irvine Gottschalk Medical Plaza
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Reikes is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reikes graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Recipient, ARISE Award for Excellence; Recognition Award "Best Doctors of Orange County"; and Recognition Award "America's Best Doctors". Dr. Reikes's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Almoatazbellah Magdeldin Idriss, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Almoatazbellah Idriss is an adult endocrinology specialist in Tustin, CA. Dr. Idriss is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Idriss (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ping H. Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
University of Calif Irvine; Gottschalk Medical Plaza
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Ping Wang is an adult endocrinologist. He is conversant in Taiwanese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Wang's hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and UC Irvine Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Boston VA Medical Center, Dr. Wang attended Kaohsiung Medical University for medical school. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including America's Top Doctors (Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Best Doctors in America; and (Endocrinology and Metabolism).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Ajanta Naidu, MD, MBA
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2100 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Ajanta Naidu practices pediatric endocrinology. 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. Dr. Naidu attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Her residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Nassau University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naidu's distinctions 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.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Llanyee Isabella Liwanpo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2212 E. Fourth Street; Suite 202
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Llanyee Liwanpo's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism. Dr. Liwanpo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons. Dr. Liwanpo (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders, Pregnancy

Dr. Mikio Tachibana, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4950 Barranca Parkway; Suite 205b
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Mikio Tachibana is a general internist in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Tachibana attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tachibana takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10% patient satisfaction. Dr. Tachibana (or staff) speaks Filipino and Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Gilbert Goodman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 Newport Center Drive; Suite 608
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Goodman works as an internist in Newport Beach, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Goodman's areas of expertise include general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Goodman attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Goodman is accepting new patients.

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Paul Y Han, MS
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2621 S Bristol Street; Suite 209
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Paul Han specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Santa Ana, CA and Duarte, CA. Dr. Han speaks Korean. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and foot surgery. He is affiliated with City of Hope. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. Stanley W Cho, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Cho's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Cho's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Cho (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Philip Edgar Madrid, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2212 E. Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Philip Madrid specializes in family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, basal cell carcinoma, and acne. Dr. Madrid is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Prince George's Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Madrid is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Biopsy, Acne, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Fernando Galvan Martinez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2212 E. Fourth Street; Suite 202
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Fernando Martinez's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Martinez's clinical interests: prostate problems, diabetes, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Misty Jan Rydelski, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1095 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Misty Rydelski's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rydelski graduated from Albany Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rydelski average 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rydelski's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Allergies, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Asthma

Dr. Renee Heather Ballentine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Renee Ballentine practices family medicine in Tustin, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ballentine takes. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Aging

Dr. Regina Y Mojica, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4950 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Regina Mojica specializes in family medicine and practices in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, gynecological problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Mojica's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Cholesterol Problems, Gynecological Problems, Hypertension

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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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