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 sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA and Salinas, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. In Dr. Rushton-Miller's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Rushton-Miller is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Gary Nichols works as an internist in Santa Rosa, CA. In his practice, Dr. Nichols focuses on general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Nichols is open to new patients. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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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 medicine practitioner in Santa Rosa, CA. Before completing his residency at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, Dr. Honrath attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Honrath has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Honrath's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He is accepting 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 works as a perinatologist and genetics specialist. Dr. Arvon's areas of expertise consist of high risk pregnancy, genetic issues, and fibroids. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arvon's office for an appointment. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

Dr. Renee Armstrong is a Santa Rosa, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Armstrong's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. Patient ratings for Dr. Armstrong average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 general practitioner and family practitioner. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Heckey takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Heckey's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Tabitha Doniach is a family medicine practitioner. Her clinical interests include general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Doniach attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Doniach speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. She has a special interest in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wang attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Wang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

Dr. Brad Drexler is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Drexler's areas of expertise include women's health issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drexler is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Drexler has an open panel.

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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 practices family medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Mesches obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Mesches's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mesches honors. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Daniel Santiago is a family practice physician in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Santiago's areas of expertise include general care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Dr. Santiago attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Santiago has a closed 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.