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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; #103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alex Kutas practices adult endocrinology in Long Beach, CA and Lakewood, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kutas include diabetes. Dr. Kutas is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Long Beach Healthcare System for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Kutas (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kutas's office for an appointment.

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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 a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In Dr. Gershon's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Gershon (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Mark Scheier sees patients in La Palma, CA and Cypress, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include diabetes and asthma. Dr. Scheier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Scheier's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

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

Dr. Ronald Fischman is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Downey, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Fischman obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His areas of expertise include diabetes. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fischman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Fischman welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Chifoo Yue practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Bellflower, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Yue focuses on diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Yue is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Amharic, Spanish, and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayele include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. She studied medicine at Minsk State Medical Institute. She completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Ayele an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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

Dr. Dennis Clark is an internist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Clark focuses on diabetes and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Clark is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Clark (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Diabetes

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

Dr. Vinita Chaudhary is a family practice physician. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, electrocardiogram (EKG), and women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaudhary accepts. Dr. Chaudhary graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur and then she performed her residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition to English, Dr. Chaudhary (or staff) speaks Telugu, Filipino, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, ProHealth Partners, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Steven Becker practices general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, Dr. Becker attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Becker (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Becker's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Charles Maples' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Maples (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and osteopathic manipulation. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Dr. Maples graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then he performed his residency at Downey Regional Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Maples is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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

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

Dr. Carlos Martinez's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). 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 Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Martinez is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Martinez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohn is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohn is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Reza Danesh is a general practitioner and family practitioner. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hylaform, and ulcers. Dr. Danesh has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended Eugenio Maria de Hostos University for medical school and subsequently trained at Sepulveda VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Danesh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Persian, and Turkish. Dr. Danesh is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, reconstructive surgery, and endoscopy. Patients gave Dr. Murphy an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Murphy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Diabetes, Endoscopy

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

Dr. Lawrence Hodor specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Lakewood, CA. He has a special interest in diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Hodor is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hodor is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Lee's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Taipei Medical University. He completed his residency training at Barberton Citizen's Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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.