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We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Health Net ELECT POS for Large and Small Groups near San Francisco, CA.

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

Dr. Diana Antoniucci is an adult endocrinology specialist. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Antoniucci is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mayo Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Antoniucci is conversant in Italian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mickie Hsiao Mei Cheng, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mickie Cheng works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Cheng is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Karen Elizabeth Earle, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Karen Earle's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Earle's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Earle attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish-speaking patients.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby sees patients in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Kirkeby's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at California Pacific Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Norwegian. Dr. Kirkeby is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Yin is an adult endocrinology specialist. He offers language support for Cantonese and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Yin has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Yin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Melissa E Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Weinberg specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in San Francisco, CA. She has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Weinberg is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. She trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinberg honors. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Regina Lisa Arvon, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 601
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Regina Arvon's areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics; she sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy, genetic issues, and fibroids. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arvon is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Arvon has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Arvon is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Genetic Issues, Genetic Counseling, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Clifford Vazquez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
350 Rhode Island Street; Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Vazquez's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Vazquez speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Vazquez attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vazquez honors. Dr. Vazquez has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2300 California Street; Suite 103
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima's medical specialty is family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Hiroshima's clinical interests encompass general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Hiroshima is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Hiroshima's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Joyce E Hansen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 309
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Hansen specializes in general internal medicine and practices in San Francisco, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hansen include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hansen is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Potrero Avenue; #6d
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat sees patients in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Richmond, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Venkat's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Venkat speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Melinda M Scully, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 230c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Melinda Scully works as a perinatologist in San Francisco, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scully include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Scully is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy

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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.