We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Health Net HMO - Flex Funded near Santa Rosa, CA.

Dr. Jill Elizabeth Rushton-Miller, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4700 Hoen Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Jill Rushton-Miller specializes in family medicine and practices in Santa Rosa, CA and Salinas, CA. Dr. Rushton-Miller's areas of expertise include general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Rushton-Miller's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Thomas J Honrath, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4700 Hoen Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Honrath is a family practitioner. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Honrath trained at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. Dr. Honrath's clinical interests include general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Honrath a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Gary M Nichols, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2455 Summerfield Road
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Gary Nichols practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nichols include general care. Dr. Nichols accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Renee A Armstrong, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
510 Doyle Park Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Renee Armstrong works as a family practice physician. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Armstrong include general care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. Dr. Armstrong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Robert P Heckey, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
4700 Hoen Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Heckey is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Heckey has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heckey is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Regina Lisa Arvon, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
990 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 9
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Regina Arvon is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. The average patient rating for Dr. Arvon is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Arvon include high risk pregnancy and fibroids. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Arvon has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Arvon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Tabitha Doniach, PhD, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
131b Stony Circle; Suite 1600
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Tabitha Doniach's specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doniach include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Doniach attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doniach takes. Dr. Doniach's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rita Y. F. Wang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 Mark West Springs Road; 2nd Floor
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Rita Wang is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Wang has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Wang trained at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Jeremy Carl Mesches, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
131 Stony Circle; Suite 1600
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy Mesches' specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mesches include general care. Dr. Mesches is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mesches welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Brad Drexler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1144 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 119
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Brad Drexler practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Healdsburg, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Drexler speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Drexler attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
144 Stony Point Road
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Santiago specializes in family medicine. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center for residency. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Santiago honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His professional affiliations include Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Santiago is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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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