We found 13 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Los Alamitos, CA.

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

Dr. Alex Kutas practices adult endocrinology in Long Beach, CA and Lakewood, CA. He studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Kutas average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kutas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fischman include diabetes. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fischman accepts. He welcomes new patients. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Fischman completed his residency training at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Fischman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Viktoriya Greblya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7955 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Greblya works as an internist in Westminster, CA. Dr. Greblya's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Greblya average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Greblya studied medicine at First Moscow Medical Institute and Kishinev State Medical Institute. She completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Greblya (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

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

Dr. Steven Becker's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. Dr. Becker accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Becker attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. Dr. Becker (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Becker is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, AppleCare Medical Group, and HealthCare Partners IPA - Long Beach.

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

Dr. Etsegenet Tefera Ayele, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 210
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Etsegenet Ayele is an internist. Dr. Ayele has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Minsk State Medical Institute and performed her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Amharic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Ayele's hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, HealthCare Partners IPA - Long Beach, and AppleCare Medical Group.

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

Dr. Charles Maples practices family medicine in Los Alamitos, CA. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and osteopathic manipulation. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maples is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. Dr. Maples (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Khmer. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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

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

Dr. Dennis Clark's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Clark is 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and cosmetic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Clark is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Clark (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - Long Beach.

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All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Diabetes

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

Dr. Carlos Martinez works as an ophthalmologist. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martinez include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. The average patient rating for Dr. Martinez is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Martinez has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Vinita Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3650 South Street; Suite 210
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Vinita Chaudhary's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Chaudhary's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and electrocardiogram (EKG). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, HealthCare Partners IPA - Long Beach, and AppleCare Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and 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.

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

Dr. Lawrence Hodor's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Lakewood, CA. Dr. Hodor is conversant in Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include PIH Health and AppleCare Medical Group. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hodor is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Robert Murphy practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Long Beach, CA. He speaks Filipino. Dr. Murphy's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, reconstructive surgery, and endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Murphy a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Diabetes, Endoscopy

Dr. Ghulam Y Dostzada, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 300
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Ghulam Dostzada specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at Kabul Medical University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Dostzada is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dostzada honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Dostzada (or staff) speaks French and Persian.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

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. He practices in Long Beach, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and sports health. Dr. Wepman has a 5.0 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: Sports Health, Diabetes

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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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