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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 specializes in family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Saifullah focuses on general care. Dr. Saifullah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jane Varner's area of specialization is family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Varner focuses on general care. Dr. Varner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Patients gave Dr. Varner an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varner 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 sees patients in Santa Clara, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Kumar attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kumar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kumar is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 family medicine physician and alternative medicine practitioner. Dr. Hiroshima graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in general care. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hiroshima honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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' area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include general care and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elias graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Daniel Ouyang's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Ouyang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ouyang is closed to new patients at this time. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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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 practices general internal medicine. In her practice, Dr. Pham focuses on general care. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Pham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pham's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah is a general internist in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah's practice is open to 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 specialty is general internal medicine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Habib include general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Habib accepts. Dr. Habib studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for her residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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.