We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Health Net PPO near Los Gatos, CA.

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Dr. Bahar Aghighi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Bahar Aghighi is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. She is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aghighi takes. After attending The National University of Iran for medical school, she completed her residency training at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Aghighi is conversant in Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Esther M Yun, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 105
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Esther Yun practices general obstetrics & gynecology in San Jose, CA. Dr. Yun (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she completed her residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yun is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjali V Sagdeo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Sagdeo is a general internist. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sagdeo has indicated that her clinical interests include internal medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Government Medical College and Nagpur University. For her residency, Dr. Sagdeo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, Dr. Sagdeo (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Denise Lynn Babin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Denise Babin works as a family medicine practitioner. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Babin include primary care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Babin is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Teri Doan Pham, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Teri Pham is a general internist. Dr. Pham is especially interested in internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Pham's training includes a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is conversant in Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pham is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Douglas Chung-Ou Tong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Tong's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Tong's areas of expertise include internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Tong average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Susan Gould, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 203
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Susan Gould's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gould include women's health issues and robotic surgery. Dr. Gould is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Gould graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2585 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Shah trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include internal medicine. Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Nidhi Susanna Jacob, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 203
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Nidhi Jacob's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Jacob honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacob's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

Dr. Odul Laurie Amburgey, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 705
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Odul Amburgey works as a perinatologist. Dr. Amburgey's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Amburgey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). In addition to English, Dr. Amburgey speaks Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Dina Sukharev, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Dina Sukharev's medical specialty is family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Sukharev highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Sukharev focuses on primary care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Sukharev's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Primary Care, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Aarti Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Aarti Srinivasan's specialty is general internal medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Srinivasan include diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Srinivasan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Srinivasan attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Srinivasan is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Internal Medicine, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

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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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