We found 14 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 works as an adult endocrinologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Kutas focuses on diabetes. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Kutas has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Ronald Fischman works as a nephrologist in Long Beach, CA and Downey, CA. Dr. Fischman has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Fischman completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Fischman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fischman's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Bellflower, CA. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Yue graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Yue has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma

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

Dr. Dennis Clark specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Clark completed a residency program at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. His areas of expertise include diabetes and cosmetic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Clark honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Clark (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners, LLC and Long Beach Memorial 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's specialty is family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and electrocardiogram (EKG). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Dr. Chaudhary performed her residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Chaudhary (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners, LLC, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and AppleCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Electrocardiogram, Abdominal Problems, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carlos Martinez is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Martinez has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Martinez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Cohn's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Cohn is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohn is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, Blood Tests, Hypertension, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lawrence Hodor works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hodor include diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Hodor is professionally affiliated with PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hodor accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Reza Danesh's specialties are general practice and family medicine. He practices in Hawthorne, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Danesh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Persian, and Turkish. Dr. Danesh's areas of expertise include diabetes, hylaform, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with AppleCare Medical Group. Dr. Danesh is a graduate of Eugenio Maria de Hostos University. For his professional training, Dr. Danesh completed residency programs at Sepulveda VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Botox Injection, Hylaform, Electrocardiogram, Acid Reflux, Restylane, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Murphy's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Long Beach, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Murphy is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murphy include diabetes, reconstructive surgery, and endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Murphy honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in Filipino.

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All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Diabetes, Endoscopy

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

Dr. Yang Lee's specialty is family medicine. After completing medical school at Taipei Medical University, Dr. Lee performed his residency at Barberton Citizen's Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with AppleCare Medical Group.

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Dr. Young Hoon Kim, PhD
Specializes in Acupuncture
5480 Lincoln Avenue
Cypress, CA
 

Dr. Young Kim specializes in acupuncture. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Kenneth Jay Wepman
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
3816 Woodruff Avenue; Suite #207
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Wepman's specialties are foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. Dr. Wepman has a special interest in diabetes and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

Specializes in Acupuncture
701 E 28th Street; Suite 116
Long Beach, CA
 

Ms. Sepideh Said works as an acupuncturist in Long Beach, CA and Orange, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Said include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Patient ratings for Ms. Said average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Said (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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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