We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept SutterSelect PPO near Santa Rosa, CA.

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

Dr. Jill Rushton-Miller works as a family practice physician in Santa Rosa, CA and Salinas, CA. She attended Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rushton-Miller accepts. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. She is open to 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 a general internist. Dr. Nichols studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nichols completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. In his practice, Dr. Nichols focuses on general care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Nichols's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Honrath is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Honrath completed a residency program at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. His clinical interests encompass general care. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Honrath is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. His practice 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 in Santa Rosa, CA. She is especially interested in general care. Dr. Armstrong has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armstrong honors. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. Dr. Armstrong's professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are general practice and family medicine. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Heckey is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Heckey takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is open to 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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics and practices in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Burlingame, CA. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at Nassau University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Arvon's areas of expertise consist of high risk pregnancy and fibroids. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Arvon has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Arvon speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Santa Rosa, CA. In her practice, Dr. Doniach focuses on general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Doniach is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Doniach speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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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Dr. Rita Y. F. Wang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 Mark West Springs Road; 2nd Floor
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Rita Wang's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. In her practice, Dr. Wang focuses on women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Wang is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She 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' area of specialization is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Mesches honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Mesches trained at Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program. He is 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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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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