We found 20 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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Feng's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and pituitary disorders. Patients gave Dr. Feng an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Feng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Feng's education and training includes medical school at Heidelberg University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In addition to English, Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Feng's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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

Dr. Jorge Mestman specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Mestman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mestman's professional affiliations include 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patients gave Dr. Singer an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Singer include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Singer (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and German. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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

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

Dr. Helen Baron's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Baron completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baron include diabetes. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Baron is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Mark Goodarzi's specialty is adult endocrinology. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodarzi include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Goodarzi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goodarzi has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Vikram Vadilal Kamdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Vikram Kamdar's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menstrual disorders, and sexual dysfunction. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kamdar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College, he performed his residency at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kamdar (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Dr. Nilem Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1700 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue; Suite 3300
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nilem Patel's specialty is adult endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Dr. Patel is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

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

Dr. Caroline Nguyen's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and thyroid problems. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Nguyen 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. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Ruchi Mathur works as an endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mathur at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, menstrual disorders, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathur honors. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

Dr. Marc Incerpi works as a perinatologist and obstetrician in Burbank, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Incerpi attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Incerpi's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, diabetes management, and high risk pregnancy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Incerpi's distinctions include: Keck School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award; CREOG Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award; and APGO Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Incerpi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Diabetes, High Risk Pregnancy, 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 is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. He has a special interest in high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Mullin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mullin attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mullin include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Gregory Lind Taylor II, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
830 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Taylor's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Taylor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and exercise. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Taylor honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. Gustavo Alberto Alza Sr., MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
5224 N Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gustavo Alza works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Alza average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Alza attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Alza (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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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 works as an internist. Dr. Orrange's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Orrange include diabetes, depression, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Orrange attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Orrange has received professional recognition including the following: American Heart Association Laverna Titus Young Investigator Award and Forum Presentation and Dean's List, University of California, San Diego, 1989 - 1990.

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Dr. Michael E Hochman, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hochman is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Hochman's clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and heart problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Innovative Research in Primary Care Award, National Association of Community Health Centers and Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Teaching Award for Internal Medicine. Dr. Hochman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2.

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

Dr. Linda Calvillo King's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Calvillo King include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Calvillo King studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Calvillo King trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Mortar Board Honor Society Member, Member, 1999-2000; the University of California, Los Angeles, Chancellor Service Award; and NMF Scholarship, 2000-2002. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Calvillo King is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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

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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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