We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Health Net PPO near Irvine, CA.

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Dr. Francis Hongbuom Rhie, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
19 Bordeaux
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Francis Rhie is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. In Dr. Rhie's practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and parathyroid disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Rhie graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine and Seth G.S. Medical College. His residency was performed at Berkshire Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Yung-In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Yung-In Choi's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Choi speaks Korean. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza. He graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine. Dr. Choi's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypercalcemia, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Andrew R Reikes, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Medical Plaza Drive; Uc Irvine Gottschalk Medical Plaza
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Reikes is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reikes's areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Recipient, ARISE Award for Excellence; Recognition Award "Best Doctors of Orange County"; and Recognition Award "America's Best Doctors". Dr. Reikes's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Almoatazbellah Magdeldin Idriss, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Almoatazbellah Idriss' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Idriss obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Idriss (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ping H. Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
University of Calif Irvine; Gottschalk Medical Plaza
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Ping Wang sees patients in Irvine, CA and Orange, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Wang's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Boston VA Medical Center, Dr. Wang attended medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University. Dr. Wang has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors (Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Best Doctors in America; and (Endocrinology and Metabolism). He speaks Taiwanese. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Cancer, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Hirsutism

Dr. Ajanta Naidu, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
2100 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Ajanta Naidu's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Naidu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Naidu include: Physician of the Year - Outpatient Clinic, Pediatrics, Miller Children's Hospital, Long Beach, CA and Dean's Scholar Award - Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine. Dr. Naidu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Developmental Disorders, Growth Problems, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Llanyee Isabella Liwanpo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2212 E. Fourth Street; Suite 202
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Llanyee Liwanpo works as an endocrinologist. In addition to English, Dr. Liwanpo (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism and pituitary disorders. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Liwanpo attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders, Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mikio Tachibana, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4950 Barranca Parkway; Suite 205b
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Mikio Tachibana is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Tachibana is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tachibana is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Tachibana has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10% patient satisfaction. Dr. Tachibana (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Japanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tachibana is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Gilbert Goodman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 Newport Center Drive; Suite 608
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Goodman's specialty is general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in internal medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Goodman completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Sleep Disorders, Bone Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Paul Y Han, MS
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2621 S Bristol Street; Suite 209
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Paul Han's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Santa Ana, CA and Duarte, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Han include diabetes and foot surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Han is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. Stanley W Cho, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Cho sees patients in Tustin, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Cho average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cho attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Cho (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Fernando Galvan Martinez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2212 E. Fourth Street; Suite 202
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Fernando Martinez is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Martinez's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, diabetes, and immunization (preventive vaccines). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Martinez graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip E Madrid, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2212 E. Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Philip Madrid's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in diabetes, basal cell carcinoma, and acne. Dr. Madrid is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Prince George's Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Madrid speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Biopsy, Acne, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Misty Jan Rydelski, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1095 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Misty Rydelski specializes in general internal medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Rydelski attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Rydelski's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Allergies, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Asthma

Dr. Renee Heather Ballentine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Renee Ballentine specializes in family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ballentine is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Ballentine trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Aging

Dr. Regina Y Mojica, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4950 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Regina Mojica works as a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gynecological problems, and osteoporosis. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mojica's education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). Dr. Mojica welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Cholesterol Problems, Gynecological Problems, Hypertension

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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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