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We found 28 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Health Net ELECT POS for Large and Small Groups near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Kjersti Meyer Kirkeby, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive; Endocrinology & Metabolism, S025
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby sees patients in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Kirkeby is conversant in Norwegian. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kirkeby is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Michelle Tom, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Tom is an endocrinologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Tom is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Tom attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tom is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol S Clewans, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Carol Clewans practices adult endocrinology in Palo Alto, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Clewans's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Clewans is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Grace Wu Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Grace Chan is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Chan completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The average patient rating for Dr. Chan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Diane Suchet, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Diane Suchet is a pediatric endocrinologist in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. She is conversant in French. In her practice, she is particularly interested in turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Suchet is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. For her professional training, Dr. Suchet completed residency programs at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Patient ratings for Dr. Suchet average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Suchet is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Type 1 Diabetes, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Bryan Stenerson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Mountain View Center; 701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Stenerson's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Stenerson's areas of expertise include endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stenerson's office for an appointment. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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Dr. Alice Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real Palo Alto; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Alice Liu is an endocrinologist. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Liu attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Lara Lyn An Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Lara Wong's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. She trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Wong has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Floor 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Norra Kwong is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Kwong's areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for her residency. Dr. Kwong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr. Crystal Marie Smith-Spangler, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Crystal Smith-Spangler's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and general care. Dr. Smith-Spangler's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Smith-Spangler attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Smith-Spangler is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Sarah Nicole Torres, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Torres works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Torres studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Torres is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Susannah Louise Daniel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Susannah Daniel works as a family practice physician. Dr. Daniel's areas of expertise include general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of the University College London (UCL) Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for her residency. Dr. Daniel is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Oregon Health & Science University, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Nicole Jennifer Hong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Hong is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Hong graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Hong focuses on women's health issues. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marina L Tostado, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 E El Camnio Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Marina Tostado is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Tostado include general care. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tostado is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Liza Hope Kunz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2485 Hospital Drive; Suite 231
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Liza Kunz's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kunz trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for her residency. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Kunz's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Genetic Counseling, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Blood Clots

Dr. Hector M Medina, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hector Medina is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Mountain View, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Medina focuses on women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. Dr. Medina graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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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.