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We found 19 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Anthem near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Wei Feng, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Wei Feng's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Feng's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Feng has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Feng is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Feng graduated from Heidelberg University and then Dr. Feng performed Dr. Feng's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Feng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Feng is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Vikram Vadilal Kamdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Vikram Kamdar is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Kamdar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamdar include diabetes, menstrual disorders, and sexual dysfunction. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College, Dr. Kamdar performed his residency at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamdar takes. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kamdar is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Menstrual Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge H Mestman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jorge Mestman is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Mestman focuses on diabetes. Dr. Mestman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mestman include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mestman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Peter A Singer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Singer works as an adult endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Singer has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Singer (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and German. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Steven Spielberg Building; Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Goodarzi practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Goodarzi's areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Goodarzi has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Helen Lucia Baron, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Helen Baron is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Los Angeles, CA. In her practice, Dr. Baron focuses on diabetes. Dr. Baron is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Baron attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ruchi Mathur practices adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include obesity, menstrual disorders, and thyroid problems. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Mathur takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Mathur obtained her medical school training at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Caroline T Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Nguyen is an adult endocrinology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Nguyen accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Olive View-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Linda Calvillo Calvillo King, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Linda King is an internist. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. King trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. King has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars; Mortar Board Honor Society Member, Member, 1999-2000; and the University of California, Los Angeles, Chancellor Service Award. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Chronic Illness

Dr. Marc H Incerpi, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
2020 Zonal Avenue; Ird, Room 227
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Incerpi is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Incerpi include diabetes, diabetes management, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Incerpi is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Incerpi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Incerpi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Keck School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award; CREOG Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award; and APGO Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Incerpi is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Diabetes, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Gustavo Alberto Alza Sr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5224 N Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gustavo Alza's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Alza's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and osteoporosis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Alza (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Alza is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Patrick Michael Mullin, MPH, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
1400 S Grand Avenue; Suite 805
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Mullin specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mullin is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Keck Medicine of USC. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Mullin attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Prenatal Ultrasound, Diabetes, Down Syndrome, Pregnancy

Dr. Gregory Lind Taylor II, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Taylor's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Taylor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taylor include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and exercise. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Taylor is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Erickson/HRSA Fellow for Leadership; Dr. Marvis S. Thompson Award for Excellence in Geriatrics; and Certificate of International Telemedicine Applications.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Exercise, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Memory Loss

Dr. Sharon E Orrange, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sharon Orrange's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and heart problems. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Orrange takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Orrange attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include American Heart Association Laverna Titus Young Investigator Award and Forum Presentation and Dean's List, University of California, San Diego, 1989 - 1990. Dr. Orrange is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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Dr. Nida Hamiduzzaman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nida Hamiduzzaman specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. She is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2. Dr. Hamiduzzaman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Hamiduzzaman attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Chief Resident; Resident of the Month; and Representative of Resident Elective Council (REC), 7/2008- 6/2009.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
874 W. Martin Luther King Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Copen, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Copen's clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Copen attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems

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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.