We found 27 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare Advantage near Los Altos, CA.

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Dr. Kjersti Meyer Kirkeby, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive; Endocrinology & Metabolism, S025
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Kirkeby's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. Patient ratings for Dr. Kirkeby average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Kirkeby completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. She speaks Norwegian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol S Clewans, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Carol Clewans is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Clewans completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clewans include diabetes and metabolism. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Clewans is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Andrea M Tom, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Tom's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Tom is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Tom attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diane Suchet, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Diane Suchet's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her residency was performed at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. These areas are among her clinical interests: turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Suchet has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Suchet is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Type 1 Diabetes, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Grace Wu Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Grace Chan works as an endocrinologist in Palo Alto, CA. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In Dr. Chan's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Lara Lyn An Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Lara Wong sees patients in Mountain View, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wong welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Matthew B Stenerson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Matt Stenerson's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Stenerson attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Stenerson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Norra A Kwong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Floor 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Norra Kwong works as an endocrinologist. Her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Kwong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Kwong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for her residency. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Crystal Marie Smith-Spangler, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Crystal Smith-Spangler is a general internist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Smith-Spangler's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith-Spangler include diabetes and general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith-Spangler is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Smith-Spangler completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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All Interests: Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Sarah Nicole Torres, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Torres is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Torres has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres accepts. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Torres is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Torres is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Nicole Jennifer Hong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Hong is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Hong graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hong honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marina L Tostado, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 E El Camnio Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Marina Tostado sees patients in Mountain View, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Tostado is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tostado include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Tostado takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tostado is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Hector M Medina, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hector Medina is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Mountain View, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include women's health issues. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Medina's residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Medina's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Ellen Wong, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2485 Hospital Drive; Suite 231
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Amy Wong's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wong trained at Stanford University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Blood Clots

Dr. Liza Hope Kunz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2485 Hospital Drive; Suite 231
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Liza Kunz specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Mountain View, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kunz honors. Dr. Kunz graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kunz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Blood Clots

Dr. Seema Sangwan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
877 W Fremont Avenue; Suite N1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Seema Sangwan's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Sangwan is especially interested in general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sangwan is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. For her professional training, Dr. Sangwan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Sangwan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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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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