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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Patients gave Dr. Feng an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feng include diabetes, obesity, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Feng's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Feng accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Feng is a graduate of Heidelberg University. Dr. Feng trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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

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

Dr. Jorge Mestman is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mestman include diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mestman accepts. Dr. Mestman 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. He speaks Spanish.

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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 endocrinologist. Dr. Singer's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Singer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He 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 the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and German.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, 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. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

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

Dr. Mark Goodarzi's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Goodarzi's clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Vikram Vadilal Kamdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Vikram Kamdar practices adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamdar include diabetes, menstrual disorders, and sexual dysfunction. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kamdar graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kamdar completed a residency program at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kamdar (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Helen Baron, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Baron obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baron honors. Dr. Baron 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. Caroline T Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Nguyen's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Nguyen has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and thyroid problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. 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

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

Dr. Ruchi Mathur's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mathur average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mathur include obesity, menstrual disorders, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. 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.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. King accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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 her residency. Her distinctions include: Mortar Board Honor Society Member, Member, 1999-2000; the University of California, Los Angeles, Chancellor Service Award; and NMF Scholarship, 2000-2002. In addition to English, 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 physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. Dr. Incerpi has a special interest in diabetes, diabetes management, and prenatal diagnosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Incerpi has received include Keck School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award; CREOG Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award; and APGO Excellence in Teaching Award. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mullin attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mullin is 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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Taylor's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and exercise. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Erickson/HRSA Fellow for Leadership; Dr. Marvis S. Thompson Award for Excellence in Geriatrics; and Certificate of International Telemedicine Applications. Dr. Taylor (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally 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 works as a general internist. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. Dr. Hamiduzzaman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Gustavo Alberto Alza Sr., MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
5224 N Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gustavo Alza's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Alza is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Alza attended 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. Kiran Kumar Dhanireddy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kiran Dhanireddy, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. His clinical interests include diabetes, liver cancer, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Dhanireddy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dhanireddy include: 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 professionally 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.