We found 31 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Francis Hongbuom Rhie, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2501 E. Chapman Avenue; Suite 202
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Francis Rhie's specialty is adult endocrinology. Before completing his residency at Berkshire Medical Center, Dr. Rhie attended medical school at Seoul National University College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and parathyroid disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhie takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Samuel Osamu Mayeda, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
1140 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 420
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Mayeda's specialty is adult endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mayeda's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He takes PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Mayeda attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Ivy-Joan Erinma Madu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1234 W Chapman Avenue; #205
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ivy-Joan Madu's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave Dr. Madu a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Madu's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Benin School of Medicine and the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Madu speaks Igbo.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Priya Khanijou Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
725 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 220
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Priya Shah's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Shah accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Shah attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Herbert I Rettinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
725 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 220
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Herbert Rettinger sees patients in Orange, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, diabetes, and menopause. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Rettinger studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rettinger is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Llanyee Isabella Liwanpo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2212 E. Fourth Street; Suite 202
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Llanyee Liwanpo is an adult endocrinology specialist in Orange, CA and Santa Ana, CA. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Liwanpo include disorders of calcium metabolism. Dr. Liwanpo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons. Dr. Liwanpo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders, Pregnancy

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Endocrinology
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 254
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bachar Kurdi sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. His medical specialties are adult hospital medicine and adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Kurdi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before completing his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Kurdi attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kurdi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Weight Management, Diabetes, Obesity, Sexual Dysfunction

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 354
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Chris Tsimerekis, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Tsimerekis's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Tsimerekis trained at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach for his residency. Dr. Tsimerekis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Alex V Vazirizand, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1010 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 610
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Alex Zand's specialty is general internal medicine. In his practice, Dr. Zand focuses on diabetes, women's health issues, and arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Zand average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Zand attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Zand (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Kusum Mullick Ohri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 W. Stewart Drive; Suite 602
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Kusum Ohri's specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ohri a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Ohri attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school. Dr. Ohri (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Daryoush Khoshrou, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
801 N Tustin Avenue; Suite 101
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Daryoush Khoshrou specializes in family medicine. Dr. Khoshrou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoshrou include diabetes, gynecological problems, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at In His Image Family Medicine for residency. Dr. Khoshrou's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Robert Tae Ha, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12828 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 320
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Robert Ha works as a general internist. In his practice, Dr. Ha focuses on diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ha accepts. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Chung The Bui, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
10301 Bolsa Avenue; Suite 102
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Chung Bui is a Westminster, CA physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. Dr. Bui's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bui attended Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and VA Wadsworth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bui (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Hepatitis, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Mikio Tachibana, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11100 Warner Avenue; #154
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mikio Tachibana's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Tachibana a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Tachibana is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10% patient satisfaction. Dr. Tachibana (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Jose L Valdez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1125 E 17th Street; Suite E224
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Jose Valdez sees patients in Santa Ana, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Valdez is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Valdez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Laura Meeree Cho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue; Suite 306
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Laura Cho practices general internal medicine. She speaks Korean. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Cho's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Cho graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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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.