We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Castro Valley, CA.

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Dr. Marcia Constance Peck, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20130 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Marcia Peck specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Peck is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Peck honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Peck attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
111 Deerwood Road; #180
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger is an endocrinologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shlesinger include disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Shlesinger's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Shlesinger studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shlesinger completed residency programs at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, Dr. Shlesinger speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
20700 Lake Chabot Road; #107
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He has a special interest in heart problems and internal medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Long-Term Care, Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ling Xu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20130 Lake Chabot Road; Suite #307
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ling Xu is an internist in Castro Valley, CA. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Xu has indicated that her clinical interests include internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Xu is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Xu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Biopsy, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Cholesterol Problems, Elder ... (Read more)

Dr. Ratnasothy S Rajah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
13847 E. 14th Street; Suite 216
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Ratnasothy Rajah's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at the University of Ceylon. Dr. Rajah trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders and internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rajah (or staff) speaks Tamil. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Rajah's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, who practices in Hayward, CA and Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Chandler is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to English, Dr. Chandler (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers language support for Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese-speaking patients. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Chandler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sally Lee Beazlie-Walker, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sally Beazlie-Walker works as a family practitioner. After completing medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Beazlie-Walker performed her residency at VCU Riverside Family Medicine Residency. She is especially interested in primary care. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Her professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Rama D Polisetty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Rama Polisetty is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Hayward, CA. In her practice, Dr. Polisetty focuses on women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Polisetty's education and training includes medical school at Andhra Medical College and residency at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Polisetty (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Polisetty is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, St. Rose Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Justin Robinson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
20700 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 107
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Paul Robinson works as a family practitioner in Castro Valley, CA. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His clinical interests include primary care. The average patient rating for Dr. Robinson is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He offers interpreting services for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Robinson is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Robinson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta's area of specialization is family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in primary care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Mehta studied medicine at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Amita Sharma, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suit 211
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Amita Sharma works as a family practitioner in Hayward, CA and Castro Valley, CA. She attended medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. She trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for her residency. Dr. Sharma's clinical interests include primary care. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sharma is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Hepatitis C, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Shamsi Vatannia is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Hayward, CA and Pleasanton, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Vatannia honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Vatannia graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce A Robertson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13851 East 14th Street; Suite 102
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Robertson's medical specialty is family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Robertson an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass primary care. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Robertson is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Robertson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Nehal V Ghevariya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13847 E 14th Street; Suite 115
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Nehal Ghevariya's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ghevariya offers language support for Fijian, Gujarati, and Samoan-speaking patients. Her areas of expertise include internal medicine. She is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. After completing medical school at Saurashtra University, she performed her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ghevariya accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Huong Thi Ngoc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Huong Nguyen's specialty is family medicine. She is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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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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