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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 is an adult endocrinologist in Newport Beach, CA and Orange, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Rhie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Seoul National University College of Medicine. Dr. Rhie's training includes a residency program at Berkshire Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ivy-Joan Madu is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Orange, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Benin School of Medicine and the University of Lagos College of Medicine. She trained at Albany Medical Center for her residency. In Dr. Madu's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Madu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Igbo. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Llanyee Liwanpo's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass disorders of calcium metabolism. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Liwanpo is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Liwanpo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Dr. Liwanpo (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Samuel Mayeda is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Mayeda has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayeda honors. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Mayeda's medical residency was performed at Baystate Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Herbert Rettinger practices adult endocrinology in Orange, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rettinger include obesity, diabetes, and menopause. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Rettinger attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rettinger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Priya Shah is an Orange, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Shah honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Bachar Kurdi's specialties are adult hospital medicine and adult endocrinology. He practices in Fountain Valley, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Kurdi a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and sexual dysfunction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurdi takes. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kurdi (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 is an endocrinologist in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Tsimerekis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Tsimerekis is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsimerekis takes.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Orange, CA. Dr. Zand's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, women's health issues, and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Zand (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. Dr. Zand's professional 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Ohri's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in diabetes and women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Ohri (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include 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. Laura Meeree Cho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue; Suite 306
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Laura Cho's specialty is general internal medicine. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cho include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave Dr. Cho a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cho accepts. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Daryoush Khoshrou's medical specialty is family medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Khoshrou focuses on diabetes, gynecological problems, and heart problems. Dr. Khoshrou accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at In His Image Family Medicine, Dr. Khoshrou attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Khoshrou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Ha (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ha graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ha trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Mikio Tachibana practices general internal medicine. He attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. His medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Tachibana's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tachibana accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10% patient satisfaction. Dr. Tachibana (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Japanese. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Chung Bui works as a general practitioner and family practitioner in Westminster, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed his residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Bui's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bui (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. Dr. Bui is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Hepatitis, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Fernando Galvan Martinez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2212 E. Fourth Street; Suite 202
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Fernando Martinez's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include prostate problems, diabetes, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Martinez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Martinez attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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.