We found 20 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Health Net PPO near Irvine, CA.

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

Dr. Francis Rhie practices adult endocrinology in Newport Beach, CA and Orange, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rhie include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Rhie is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Before performing his residency at Berkshire Medical Center, Dr. Rhie attended Seoul National University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Rhie takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult endocrinology in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Choi's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Choi attended medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Choi is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypercalcemia, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ajanta Naidu's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Her professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health, MemorialCare Health System, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Naidu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Nassau University Medical Center. 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 foreign languages: Telugu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Andrew Reikes is an adult endocrinology specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Reikes is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reikes include: Recipient, ARISE Award for Excellence; Recognition Award "Best Doctors of Orange County"; and Recognition Award "America's Best Doctors". Dr. Reikes is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Ping Wang practices adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Wang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Kaohsiung Medical University. Dr. Wang's residency was performed at Boston VA Medical Center. His distinctions include: America's Top Doctors (Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Best Doctors in America; and (Endocrinology and Metabolism). In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Llanyee Liwanpo is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Liwanpo has indicated that her clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liwanpo (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Stanley W Cho, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Cho specializes in family medicine. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Cho attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Cho is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cho (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Gilbert Goodman specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goodman trained at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Mikio Tachibana is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tachibana is especially interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Tachibana is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Tachibana has received the following distinction: Top 10% patient satisfaction. Dr. Tachibana (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Japanese. Dr. Tachibana is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Philip Madrid's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Madrid's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include diabetes, basal cell carcinoma, and acne. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Madrid performed his residency at Prince George's Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 practices family medicine in Orange, CA and Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Martinez is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, diabetes, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Han's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Santa Ana, CA and Duarte, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and foot surgery. Dr. Han is affiliated with City of Hope. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. John Montserrat Molina, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3743 S Plaza Drive
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. John Molina is a family practitioner in Riverside, CA, Santa Ana, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. He has a special interest in diabetes, sports health, and nutrition issues. Dr. Molina's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Dr. Molina attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes

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

Dr. Regina Mojica specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, gynecological problems, and osteoporosis. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mojica 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 is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mojica's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Misty Rydelski practices general internal medicine. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rydelski is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Rydelski's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is affiliated with 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. Chesda Eng, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1095 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Chesda Eng works as an internist in Tustin, CA and Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Eng is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Eng's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation

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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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