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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 specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Saifullah honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Natividad Medical Center for residency. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jane Varner sees patients in Santa Clara, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Varner's areas of expertise include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varner is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Parul Kumar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Hiroshima honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hiroshima welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Emanuel Elias' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Elias's areas of expertise consist of general care and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Elias's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice 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 is a general internist in Santa Clara, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ouyang's areas of expertise include general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Ouyang completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, 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 is a general internist in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Pham is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's residency program. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Pham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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 practices general internal medicine in Santa Clara, CA. In her practice, Dr. Habib focuses on general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Habib graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Habib is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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.