We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Los Alamitos, CA.

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

Dr. Alex Kutas practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Kutas is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kutas attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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 physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Gershon has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gershon takes. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Gershon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Ronald A Fischman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3300 E. South Street; 308
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Fischman works as an adult nephrologist in Long Beach, CA and Downey, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Fischman is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fischman's office for an appointment. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Fischman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 practitioner. He is especially interested in diabetes and asthma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheier accepts. He attended 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 then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Scheier speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

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

Dr. Victoria Greblya's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Greblya is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greblya include diabetes and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Greblya attended First Moscow Medical Institute and Kishinev State Medical Institute for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Greblya (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

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

Dr. Etsegenet Ayele works as an internist in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ayele takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her education and training includes medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute and residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. 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. Vinita Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3650 South Street; Suite 210
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Vinita Chaudhary's medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, electrocardiogram (EKG), and women's health issues. Dr. Chaudhary's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, ProHealth Partners, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaudhary takes. After attending SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school, she completed her residency training 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 Telugu, Filipino, and Spanish.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Electrocardiogram, Abdominal Problems, 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 practices general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Becker (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Becker trained at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more.

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

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

Dr. Dennis Clark is a general internist in Long Beach, CA. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Clark trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Clark's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clark (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is 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 works as a family practice physician. In addition to English, Dr. Maples (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Maples include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and osteopathic manipulation. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his residency, Dr. Maples trained at Downey Regional Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Martinez is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Martinez is especially interested in diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. The average patient rating for Dr. Martinez is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Martinez 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. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez 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

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
10931 Cherry Street; Suite 200
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Reza Danesh is a general practitioner and family medicine practitioner in Hawthorne, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. Patients gave Dr. Danesh an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hylaform, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Persian, and Turkish.

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

Dr. Lawrence Hodor's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patients gave Dr. Hodor an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include diabetes, reconstructive surgery, and endoscopy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Murphy speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Diabetes, Endoscopy

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

Dr. Ghulam Dostzada is an internist. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, asthma, and women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Dostzada a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kabul Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Dostzada (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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 works as a foot and ankle surgeon, general podiatrist, and sports medicine specialist in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Wepman's clinical interests include diabetes and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wepman is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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.