We found 28 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna HealthFund HMO near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Courtney A Tibble, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Courtney Tibble's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tibble is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Tibble's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Dr. Daniel Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Wong, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include diabetes and metabolism. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Ginger R McMullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ginger McMullen's specialty is adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. McMullen graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. McMullen is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Alexander King Chen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Chen practices general internal medicine in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Chen has indicated that his clinical interests include internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Chen performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Nathan C Hitzeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hitzeman specializes in family medicine. In his practice, Dr. Hitzeman focuses on primary care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hitzeman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marion W Leff, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Marion Leff's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leff include primary care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Leff attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leff has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Carrie Cole Yiakis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Carrie Yiakis sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yiakis include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Yiakis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Matthew Webster Guile, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Guile is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Guile is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Guile is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Jeffrey A Graham, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Graham practices general obstetrics & gynecology. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Valley Medical Center. In Dr. Graham's practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graham takes. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Crystal Noel Carter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Crystal Carter's medical specialty is family medicine. In Dr. Carter's practice, she is particularly interested in primary care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ventura County Medical Center for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Victor K Chan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2901 K Street; Suite 209
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Victor Chan's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan is especially interested in women's health issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. Dr. Chan is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Shannon C Chin Becker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2210 Del Paso Road; Suite A
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Shannon Becker is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include primary care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker takes. Unfortunately, Dr. Becker is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Sutter Health. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. James B Beckett, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; #420
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. James Beckett is an internist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Beckett include internal medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beckett welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Andrew D Factor, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Factor specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Factor focuses on internal medicine. Dr. Factor is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Factor attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Robert Ralph Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haynes specializes in general internal medicine. In his practice, Dr. Haynes focuses on internal medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Haynes's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Bryan T Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Bryan Nelson specializes in family medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include primary care. Dr. Nelson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Nelson has an open panel.

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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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