We found 45 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Anthem near Richmond, CA.

Dr. Karen Elizabeth Earle, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Karen Earle is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Earle include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Earle's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Earle is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Earle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lewis Stuart Blevins Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lewis Blevins sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Blevins's areas of clinical interest consist of cushing's syndrome, pituitary tumor, and hypogonadism. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Blevins attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypogonadism, Growth Hormone Deficiency, Diabetes, Cushing's Syndrome, Pituitary Tumor, Acromegaly

Dr. Kjersti Meyer Kirkeby, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Kirkeby's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. Patient ratings for Dr. Kirkeby average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Kirkeby completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. She speaks Norwegian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Diana M Antoniucci, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Diana Antoniucci is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Antoniucci focuses on diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Antoniucci's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Antoniucci attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She speaks Italian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Antoniucci is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Anthony Y Yin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Yin's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Yin's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Yin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He offers language support for Cantonese and Spanish-speaking patients.

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Dr. Melissa E Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4150 Clement Street; Veterans Affairs Med Center 111n
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Weinberg is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Weinberg has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Stephen Martin Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue; 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Rosenthal's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Rosenthal obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenthal speaks French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Umesh Masharani, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
400 Parnassus Avenue; Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Umesh Masharani practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He is a graduate of the University of London. His areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Patients gave Dr. Masharani an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Masharani takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pheochromocytoma, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Cushing's Syndrome

Dr. Martha Nolte Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Ucsf; A545, 400 Parnassus
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Martha Kennedy's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kennedy include diabetes. Dr. Kennedy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert J Rushakoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Rushakoff practices adult endocrinology. He is especially interested in cushing's syndrome, diabetes, and pheochromocytoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rushakoff's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Rushakoff is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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All Interests: Pheochromocytoma, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Cushing's Syndrome

Dr. Saleh Adi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
513 Parnassus Avenue; Room S-672
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Saleh Adi's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Adi has a special interest in diabetes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Adi attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Adi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
400 Parnassus Avenue; Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. J. Tyrrell sees patients in Salinas, CA and San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Tyrrell's areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, pituitary tumor, and hypogonadism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tyrrell takes. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Tyrrell is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Dr. David G Gardner, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Gardner's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gardner include cushing's syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Dr. Stephen E Gitelman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Gitelman's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gitelman attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gitelman's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Haleh Bassiri is an adult endocrinology specialist in San Francisco, CA and Monterey, CA. After attending Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Bassiri's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hyperparathyroidism, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Bassiri is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bassiri accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes

Dr. Jenise Colleen Wong, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1500 Owens Street; Suite 300
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jenise Wong practices pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Wong obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to new patients.

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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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