We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept MultiPlan near San Jose, CA.

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Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah is a family medicine practitioner. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah is especially interested in primary care. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saifullah welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Lee Ouyang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Ouyang is an internist. Dr. Ouyang is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. He has a special interest in internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ouyang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Parul Parikh Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Parul Kumar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Kumar a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. David Tatsuo Hiroshima, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. David Hiroshima's specialties are family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Patients rated Dr. Hiroshima highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass primary care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hiroshima is open to new patients. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Teri Doan Pham, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
751 S Bascom Avenue; Internal Medicine Department
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Teri Pham's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Pham is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pham is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Dr. Emanuel Albaran Elias, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Emanuel Elias sees patients in Santa Clara, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Elias's areas of expertise consist of primary care and sports health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Elias is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jane Varner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Jane Varner is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Varner attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Varner include primary care. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Varner has a closed panel.

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Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah works as a general internist. Dr. Shah's clinical interests encompass internal medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Shah completed residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Asma Habib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Asma Habib's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She has a special interest in internal medicine. Dr. Habib has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Habib's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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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