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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include diabetes, obesity, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Feng's patients gave Dr. Feng an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Feng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Feng attended medical school at Heidelberg University. Dr. Feng trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Feng is affiliated with 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 is an endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mestman include diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mestman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including 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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Singer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and German. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Singer's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Mark Goodarzi practices adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Goodarzi 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). Dr. Goodarzi has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is 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 an endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Baron honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Baron's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Nilem Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1828 E. Cesar Chavez; Suite 4400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nilem Patel practices adult endocrinology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Patel has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

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

Dr. Vikram Kamdar specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Kamdar is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, menstrual disorders, and sexual dysfunction. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Kamdar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kamdar trained at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kamdar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Caroline Nguyen is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. She is especially interested in diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Before performing her residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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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 practices adult endocrinology in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among Dr. Mathur's clinical interests: obesity, menstrual disorders, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mathur honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

Dr. Linda King practices general internal medicine in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. King is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. King is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. King has received include Mortar Board Honor Society Member, Member, 1999-2000; the University of California, Los Angeles, Chancellor Service Award; and NMF Scholarship, 2000-2002.

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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's areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics; he sees patients in Burbank, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. Dr. Incerpi attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include diabetes, diabetes management, and prenatal diagnosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Incerpi average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Incerpi's distinctions include: Keck School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award; CREOG Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award; and APGO Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Incerpi speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. Dr. Mullin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Mullin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Keck Medicine of USC.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Taylor is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Taylor include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and exercise. Dr. Taylor takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Taylor attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. His distinctions include: Erickson/HRSA Fellow for Leadership; Dr. Marvis S. Thompson Award for Excellence in Geriatrics; and Certificate of International Telemedicine Applications. Dr. Taylor (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Nida Hamiduzzaman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nida Hamiduzzaman specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamiduzzaman include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamiduzzaman accepts. She studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Hamiduzzaman has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident; Resident of the Month; and Representative of Resident Elective Council (REC), 7/2008- 6/2009. She is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Gustavo Alza sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Alza obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Alza (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Alza is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Hospice, Mood Disorders

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

Dr. Kiran Dhanireddy specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Dhanireddy's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, liver cancer, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including American Society of Transplantation Trainee Travel Grant; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Georgetown University School of Medicine; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Dhanireddy is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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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.
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