We found 13 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Anthem PPO near Lakewood, CA.

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Dr. Alex Kutas MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.7 stars (44 ratings)
3300 E South Street; Suite 103
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Alex Kutas is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Long Beach, CA and Lakewood, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kutas's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kutas is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kutas include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Ronald A. Fischman FACP, MD, FASN
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3300 E South Street; Suite 308
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Fischman is a specialist in adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Fischman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and pneumonia. Dr. Fischman's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Fischman is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Pneumonia, Diabetes

Vinita Chaudhary MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3 stars (2 ratings)
3650 East South Street; Suite 210
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Vinita Chaudhary specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and electrocardiogram (EKG). She is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, AppleCare Medical Group, and ProHealth Partners. Dr. Chaudhary is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition to English, Dr. Chaudhary (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Electrocardiogram, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Women's Health Issues

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.62 stars (4 ratings)
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Martinez, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Martinez has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Chifoo David Yue MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
9349 Somerset Boulevard
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Chifoo Yue works as a general internist and pediatrician in Bellflower, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yue include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Yue honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Yue attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma

Dennis L. Clark MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 2.5 stars (8 ratings)
3816 Woodruff Avenue; #401
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Clark's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Clark (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. In his practice, Dr. Clark focuses on diabetes, pneumonia, and cosmetic surgery. His professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - Long Beach. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Clark's medical residency was performed at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Clark average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net.

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All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Pneumonia, Diabetes

Mr. Lawrence Steven Cohn MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
16415 South Colorado Avenue; Suite 202
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Cohn's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohn include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohn is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Cohn attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohn is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and AppleCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, Blood Tests, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Yang W. Lee M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4 stars (3 ratings)
16415 S Colorado Avenue; Suite 208
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Yang Lee practices family medicine in Long Beach, CA and Paramount, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with AppleCare Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. He is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. Dr. Lee trained at Barberton Citizen's Hospital for residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Diabetes, Abscess Incision and Drainage, High Cholesterol, Abscess ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Daniel Murphy DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
3816 Woodruff Avenue; Suite 410
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Robert Murphy practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include diabetes, reconstructive surgery, and endoscopy. Dr. Murphy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Community Hospital Long Beach. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Diabetes, Endoscopy

Mr. Lawrence Hodor DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 4.35 stars (24 ratings)
5220 Clark Avenue; 125
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Hodor works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Lakewood, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Hodor average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Hodor speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Wounds, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
average rating 1.8 stars (5 ratings)
10931 Cherry Street
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Reza Danesh's medical specialty is general practice and family medicine. Dr. Danesh's education and training includes medical school at Eugenio Maria de Hostos University and residency at Sepulveda VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Danesh include diabetes, restylane injections, and hylaform. The average patient rating for Dr. Danesh is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Danesh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Danesh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Persian, and Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with AppleCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Botox Injection, Restylane Injections, Hylaform, Electrocardiogram, Pneumonia, Acid ... (Read more)

Kenneth Jay Wepman DPM
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
3816 Woodruff Avenue; Suite #207
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Wepman practices foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine in Long Beach, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wepman's clinical interests include diabetes and sports health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

Specializes in Acupuncture
average rating 4.63 stars (26 ratings)
701 E 28th Street; Suite 116
Long Beach, CA
 

Ms. Sepideh Said's area of specialization is acupuncture. Ms. Said's clinical interests include facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Said (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Primary Care, 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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