We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Courtney A Tibble, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Courtney Tibble practices adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Tibble graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tibble's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Daniel Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Wong is an adult endocrinology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ginger R McMullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ginger McMullen is an adult endocrinology specialist. In her practice, Dr. McMullen focuses on diabetes and metabolism. Patient ratings for Dr. McMullen average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McMullen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McMullen's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Crystal Noel Carter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Crystal Carter works as a family practitioner in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Carter's clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has a closed panel. She attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Carter's training includes a residency program at Ventura County Medical Center.

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Dr. Nathan C Hitzeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman is a family practitioner in Sacramento, CA. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Hitzeman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Hitzeman attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Hitzeman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Marion W Leff, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Marion Leff specializes in family medicine. Dr. Leff is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Leff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Dr. Carrie Cole Yiakis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Carrie Yiakis is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yiakis include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Yiakis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Matthew Webster Guile, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Guile is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Guile include women's health issues. Dr. Guile is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Guile welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Molly M Baker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Molly Baker practices family medicine in Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baker include general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Baker is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Jeffrey A Graham, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Graham honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Graham completed his residency training at Valley Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Graham's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. James B Beckett, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #420
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. James Beckett works as a general internist in Sacramento, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in general care. Dr. Beckett's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Beckett accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Andrew D Factor, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Factor specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Factor is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Factor is especially interested in general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Factor honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Factor is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Alexander King Chen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Chen's medical specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Chen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Bryan T Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Nelson specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Nelson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Nelson has an open panel.

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Dr. Rachel Fisher Hollander, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4860 Y Street; Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Hollander sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Aptos, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Hollander's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hollander include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollander accepts. Unfortunately, Dr. Hollander is not accepting new patients at this time. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Hollander attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Shannon C Becker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2210 Del Paso Road; Suite A
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Shannon Becker sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Becker's areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing her residency at Sutter Health, Dr. Becker attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Becker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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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