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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Feng a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Feng's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Feng's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Feng accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Feng studied medicine at Heidelberg University. Dr. Feng's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypoglycemia, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vikram Kamdar works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Kamdar is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and a graduate of Lemuel Shattuck Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamdar include diabetes, menstrual disorders, and sexual dysfunction. Patient ratings for Dr. Kamdar average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamdar has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kamdar (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Mestman speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Mestman focuses on diabetes. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mestman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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 is an adult endocrinologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patients gave Dr. Singer an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Singer's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Goodarzi is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goodarzi has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Addison's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Helen Baron's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Baron is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Mathur's clinical interests include obesity, menstrual disorders, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Mathur completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Menstrual Disorders, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Caroline Nguyen is an adult endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a special interest in diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's 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 a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. King include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. King include: Texas Rising Stars; Mortar Board Honor Society Member, Member, 1999-2000; and the University of California, Los Angeles, Chancellor Service Award. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Incerpi has a special interest in diabetes, diabetes management, and prenatal diagnosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Incerpi's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Incerpi's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Keck School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award; CREOG Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award; and APGO Excellence in Teaching Award. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Diabetes, Prenatal Diagnosis

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 works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and obstetrician in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Mullin is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Keck Medicine of USC. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Mullin attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mullin has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine.

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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 works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Taylor trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and exercise. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Erickson/HRSA Fellow for Leadership; Dr. Marvis S. Thompson Award for Excellence in Geriatrics; and Certificate of International Telemedicine Applications. In addition to English, Dr. Taylor (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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

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

Dr. Gustavo Alza is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alza is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Hospice, Mood Disorders

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

Dr. Sharon Orrange is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Orrange's clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Orrange average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for 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. She has received distinctions including American Heart Association Laverna Titus Young Investigator Award and Forum Presentation and Dean's List, University of California, San Diego, 1989 - 1990. She is 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 practices general internal medicine in Los Angeles, CA. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. Dr. Hamiduzzaman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Chief Resident; Resident of the Month; and Representative of Resident Elective Council (REC), 7/2008- 6/2009. Dr. Hamiduzzaman is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Kiran Kumar Dhanireddy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kiran Dhanireddy practices general surgery and transplant surgery in Los Angeles, CA. In Dr. Dhanireddy's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, liver cancer, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dhanireddy has received include American Society of Transplantation Trainee Travel Grant; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Georgetown University School of Medicine; and Southern California Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Diabetes, End-Stage Renal Disease

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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.