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We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Stockton, CA.

Dr. Juan M Calderon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
340 4th Avenue; Suite 12
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Juan Calderon's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Calderon's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Calderon's education and training includes medical school at National University of San Marcos and residency at Hartford Hospital, Montreal General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Georges Maxime Argoud, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
340 Fourth Avenue; Suite 7a
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Georges Argoud is an adult endocrinology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Argoud's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Argoud trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Argoud's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Paul Fredrick Speckart, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
3260 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Speckart works as an endocrinologist in San Diego, CA. He is especially interested in diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Dr. Speckart is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Associates in Internal Medicine. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Speckart attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Speckart honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Speckart welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Kevin Charles Considine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 350
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Considine is a Coronado, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Considine include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Warren Hospital for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Considine honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linhkieu Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3575 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linhkieu Nguyen is a family medicine physician in San Diego, CA. Her clinical interests include abuse, ulcers, and depression. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty practices family medicine. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Pedrotty's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pedrotty is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Leon R Kelley, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
292 Euclid Avenue; 220
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Leon Kelley's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, adoption issues, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Kelley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kelley has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Iyabo Olatokunbo Daramola, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2401 Reo Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Iyabo Daramola is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, cryotherapy, and osteoporosis. Dr. Daramola is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Before completing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Daramola attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Daramola is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Tami M Nakahara, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Other
550 Washington Street; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tami Nakahara's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and adolescent gynecology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Nakahara speaks Spanish. Dr. Nakahara is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. David Preston Hansen, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1117 10th Street
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Hansen has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, preventive care, and arthritis. Dr. Hansen is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Hansen speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Archana Laxmisan, MA, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Archana Laxmisan is a graduate of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. She trained at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Laxmisan's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Laxmisan's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rocio M Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 516
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Rocio Flores practices adult hospital medicine in Chula Vista, CA. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Flores include depression, general care, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Flores accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 205
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Peter Kelly's clinical interests include ulcers, kidney stones, and recurrent infections. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Kelly's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Azam Shamani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 312
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Azam Shamani works as a family medicine practitioner in San Diego, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamani's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamani is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. Shamani attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. She speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Venu Prabaker, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
7339 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite I
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Venu Prabaker has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Prabaker's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center, Government Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2045 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Collin Teguh specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cryotherapy, and depression. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Teguh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Teguh graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Indonesian.

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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.