We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Tarzana, CA.

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 224
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Darryl Ballin sees patients in Tarzana, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and addiction medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ballin graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ballin trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Ballin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Mark Stuart Romoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 315
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Mark Romoff is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Romoff's clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Romoff has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 300
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Glick is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Glick has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glick takes. Before completing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Glick attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Glick is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Burton A Liebross, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Tarzana, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Liebross speaks Hebrew. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Liebross at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Liebross has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Glomerulonephritis, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Ojen Masrour-Rod, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7325 Medical Center Drive; Suite 101
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ojen Masrour-Rod's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Masrour-Rod average 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Masrour-Rod's clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and wellness visit. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Masrour-Rod's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Masrour-Rod (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Wellness Visit, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Mischel specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mischel attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naghmeh Khodai, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 301
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Naghmeh Khodai is a general OB/GYN in West Hills, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Khodai include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), diabetes, and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Khodai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Khodai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 315
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Di Domenico works as a nephrologist in Van Nuys, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Di Domenico include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Di Domenico is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Di Domenico honors. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Di Domenico completed his residency training at UPMC Presbyterian. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Suite Ll16
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Sharareh Daghighi specializes in acupuncture and practices in Encino, CA. Her clinical interests include hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Ms. Daghighi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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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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