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We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna PPO near Orange, CA.

Dr. Ivy-Joan Erinma Madu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1234 W Chapman Avenue; #205
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ivy-Joan Madu practices adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Madu include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Madu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Madu accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at the University of Benin School of Medicine and the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Dr. Madu's training includes a residency program at Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Igbo.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Samuel Osamu Mayeda, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
1140 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 420
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Mayeda's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mayeda at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before completing his residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Mayeda attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Herbert I Rettinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
725 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 220
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Herbert Rettinger's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes, and menopause. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Rettinger is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Rettinger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rettinger takes.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Priya Khanijou Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
725 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 220
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Priya Shah specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Orange, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Shah is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Endocrinology
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 254
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bachar Kurdi is an adult hospital medicine and adult endocrinology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, obesity, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Kurdi's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kurdi obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kurdi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Weight Management, Diabetes, Obesity, Sexual Dysfunction

Dr. Alex V Vazirizand, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1010 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 610
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Alex Zand's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Zand's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, women's health issues, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Zand (or staff) speaks Spanish, Persian, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Kusum Mullick Ohri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 W. Stewart Drive; Suite 602
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Kusum Ohri's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Ohri's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include diabetes and women's health issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Her education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Ohri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Daryoush Khoshrou, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
801 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 101
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Daryoush Khoshrou is a family medicine physician. Dr. Khoshrou has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoshrou include diabetes, gynecological problems, and heart problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at In His Image Family Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khoshrou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Khoshrou's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Robert Tae Ha, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12828 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 320
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Robert Ha works as a general internist. Dr. Ha's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ha (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Mikio Tachibana, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11100 Warner Avenue; #154
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mikio Tachibana practices general internal medicine in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Tachibana include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Tachibana is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Top 10% patient satisfaction. Dr. Tachibana (or staff) speaks Filipino and Japanese. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tachibana's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Jose L Valdez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1125 E 17th Street; Ste E-224
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Jose Valdez sees patients in Santa Ana, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Valdez speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Valdez studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Valdez is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. An Quoc Dang, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
13872 Harbor Bl; Suite 1-c
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. An Dang's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is especially interested in diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dang is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Dang is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Anemia, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Kathleen Emilie Gallaher, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17871 Santiago Boulevard; Suite 206
Villa Park, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Gallaher specializes in family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Gallaher's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gallaher's training includes a residency program at Western Medical Center, Santa Ana. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Rheumatic Diseases, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Mary Garcia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1140 W La Veta Avenue; 700
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Garcia is a family practitioner. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, women's health issues, and weight management. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Garcia is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Weight Management, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Kavita Desai, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1140 W La Veta Avenue; 700
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Kavita Desai is a family medicine practitioner in Orange, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include diabetes and women's health issues. Dr. Desai accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Desai's professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Desai speaks Spanish. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Lian T Bach, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2212 E 4th Street; Suite 202
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Lian Bach's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Bach's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ventura County Medical Center. Dr. Bach (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

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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.