We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept MultiPlan near San Jose, CA.

Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah's medical specialty is family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at Natividad Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Saifullah focuses on general care. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jane Catherine Varner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Jane Varner specializes in family medicine and practices in Santa Clara, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varner include general care. Dr. Varner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varner honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Parul Parikh Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Parul Kumar specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Santa Clara, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. She is especially interested in general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Kumar average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kumar studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Kumar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima's areas of specialization are family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Hiroshima is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hiroshima accepts. Dr. Hiroshima attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Emanuel Albaran Elias, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Emanuel Elias' medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Elias's areas of clinical interest consist of general care and sports health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Elias is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Lee Ouyang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Ouyang works as an internist in Santa Clara, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Ouyang is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ouyang obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Teri Doan Pham, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
751 S Bascom Avenue; Internal Medicine Department
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Teri Pham's specialty is general internal medicine. She speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Pham include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Pham completed a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah sees patients in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her clinical interests include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Shah completed residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Asma Habib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Asma Habib's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Habib's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Habib attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Habib 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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