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

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

Dr. Darryl Ballin is a general internist and addiction medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Ballin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ballin attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His professional 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: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Romoff practices adult nephrology in Van Nuys, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Romoff include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Romoff honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Romoff performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Glick is a nephrologist in North Hollywood, CA and Van Nuys, CA. 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. Dr. Glick's clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Glick is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glick takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. His practice 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. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Liebross's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Liebross attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Liebross include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liebross has an open panel.

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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 practices family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Masrour-Rod average 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and wellness visit. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masrour-Rod takes. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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

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

Dr. Matthew Mischel is an adult nephrology specialist. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mischel honors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mischel is 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. Dr. Khodai graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She has a special interest in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), diabetes, and minimally invasive procedures. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Khodai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nicholas Di Domenico specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Van Nuys, CA. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Di Domenico honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UPMC Presbyterian for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Di Domenico 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)

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

Ms. Sharareh Daghighi's specialty is acupuncture. Her clinical interests include hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Ms. Daghighi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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.