We found 19 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Anthem PPO near Lakewood, CA.

Dr. Alex Kutas, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3300 E South Street; Suite 103
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Alex Kutas' medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kutas's clinical interests include diabetes. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kutas accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kutas has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Lawrence E Gershon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3650 South Street; 110
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Gershon is an adult endocrinology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gershon include diabetes. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gershon is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gershon studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Gershon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Italian.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Ronald A Fischman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3300 South Street; Suite #308
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Fischman is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Fischman is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fischman's office for an appointment. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Fischman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Mark Scheier, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
9526 Palermo Way
Cypress, CA
 

Dr. Mark Scheier is a family medicine practitioner in La Palma, CA and Cypress, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Scheier include diabetes and asthma. Dr. Scheier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, Dr. Scheier performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. C. David David Yue, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
9349 Somerset Boulevard
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Chifoo Yue specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Bellflower, CA. Dr. Yue has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Yue attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. In addition to English, Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Etsegenet Tefera Ayele, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2840 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 465
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Etsegenet Ayele works as an internist. Before completing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Ayele attended medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Ayele is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Dr. Steven Joseph Becker, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 210
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Steven Becker's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Becker's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker takes. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Becker's training includes a residency program at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. Dr. Becker (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and Russian.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Restylane, Diabetes, Arthritis, Thyroid Problems, Botox Injection, Hylaform

Dr. Vinita Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3650 East South Street; Suite 210
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Vinita Chaudhary is a family medicine practitioner in Lakewood, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, electrocardiogram (EKG), and women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Chaudhary attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. Dr. Chaudhary (or staff) speaks Telugu, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Chaudhary's professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, ProHealth Partners, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Electrocardiogram, Abdominal Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Dennis Larry Clark, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3816 Woodruff Avenue; #401
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Clark practices general internal medicine. Dr. Clark's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and cosmetic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Clark (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. Charles Montell Maples Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 110
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Charles Maples specializes in family medicine and practices in Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Maples (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Khmer. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and osteopathic manipulation. Dr. Maples's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Dr. Maples's education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Downey Regional Medical Center. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Back Problems, Diabetes, Osteopathic Manipulation

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Martinez practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Long Beach, CA. His clinical interests include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Martinez's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Martinez has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Lawrence Steven Cohn, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16415 South Colorado Avenue; Suite 202
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Cohn works as a general internist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohn include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Cohn is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohn accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Cohn speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
10931 Cherry Street
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Reza Danesh's areas of specialization are general practice and family medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Eugenio Maria de Hostos University and residency at Sepulveda VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Danesh's areas of expertise include diabetes, hylaform, and ulcers. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Danesh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Persian, and Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Lawrence Hodor
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5220 Clark Street; Suite 125
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Hodor is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Lakewood, CA. Patients rated Dr. Hodor highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Hodor speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Wounds

Dr. Yang W Lee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16415 S Colorado Avenue; Suite 208
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Yang Lee's medical specialty is family medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at Barberton Citizen's Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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Robert Daniel Murphy
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3816 Woodruff; #410
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Robert Murphy's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Long Beach, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Murphy's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, reconstructive surgery, and endoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Murphy speaks Filipino. His professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Diabetes, Endoscopy

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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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