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

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

Dr. Samuel Mayeda works as an adult endocrinologist in Orange, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mayeda include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mayeda attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Baystate Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

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. 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). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Shah accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Ivy-Joan Madu is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Madu include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Madu accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. After completing medical school at the University of Benin School of Medicine and the University of Lagos College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. She speaks Igbo. Dr. Madu's professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Herbert Rettinger is an endocrinologist in Orange, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rettinger include obesity, diabetes, and menopause. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Rettinger graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more.

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

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

Dr. Bachar Kurdi is an internal medicine hospitalist and endocrinologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in diabetes, obesity, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Kurdi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency. 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Zand's clinical interests encompass diabetes, women's health issues, and arthritis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zand is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Zand (or staff) speaks Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 is an internist in Orange, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ohri include diabetes and women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ohri takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Ohri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Ohri is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at In His Image Family Medicine. In Dr. Khoshrou's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, gynecological problems, and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Khoshrou average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoshrou (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic 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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12828 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 320
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Robert Ha is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Ha is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Ha completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. 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. Dr. Tachibana is especially interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Tachibana is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Tachibana has received the following distinction: Top 10% patient satisfaction. Dr. Tachibana (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Japanese. Dr. Tachibana is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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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 is a family medicine physician. Patient ratings for Dr. Valdez average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Valdez is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Valdez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices adult nephrology in Garden Grove, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Dr. Dang has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Dang speaks Vietnamese. He 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 works as a family practice physician. Dr. Gallaher studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Gallaher completed a residency program at Western Medical Center, Santa Ana. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gallaher include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Gallaher is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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 physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include diabetes, women's health issues, and weight management. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Garcia is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia accepts.

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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 practitioner in Orange, CA. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: diabetes and women's health issues. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Desai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Desai attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Desai speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bach (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bach include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Before completing her residency at Ventura County Medical Center, Dr. Bach attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bach takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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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.
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