We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept L.A. Care Health Plan near North Hollywood, CA.

Dr. Marc H Incerpi, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
191 S. Buena Vista Street; Suite 435
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Marc Incerpi's areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Incerpi average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include 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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Incerpi's practice is open to new patients. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Diabetes, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Mark Stuart Romoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 315
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Mark Romoff is an adult nephrology specialist in Van Nuys, CA. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, Dr. Romoff completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Romoff has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 225
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Glick practices adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Glick performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glick takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Glick's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 225
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Noha Barsoum is a nephrologist. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Barsoum's clinical interests: kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barsoum takes. She graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is conversant in Arabic.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 315
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Mischel is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Van Nuys, CA and Tarzana, CA. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mischel is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mischel attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 315
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Di Domenico is an adult nephrology specialist in Van Nuys, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Di Domenico include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Di Domenico completed his residency training at UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Di Domenico has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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.