We found 48 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Santa Ana, CA.

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Maruja Del Valle Diaz Arjonilla MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2501 E. Chapman Avenue; Suite 202
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Maruja Diaz-Arjonilla works as an adult endocrinologist in Rocklin, CA and Orange, CA. She attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Diaz-Arjonilla include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). Dr. Diaz-Arjonilla is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Autoimmune Disorders

Yung-In Choi MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.57 stars (9 ratings)
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Yung-In Choi is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. He speaks Korean. Dr. Choi has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, internal medicine, and metabolism. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Choi attended Yonsei University College of Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed Dr. Choi at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Approaches, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Internal Medicine

Priya Khanijou Shah M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
725 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 220
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Priya Shah's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and pituitary disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Shah attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
average rating 3.7 stars (22 ratings)
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite 215
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Michael Tran's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Tran trained at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tran at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Ping H Wang MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.5 stars (2 ratings)
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ping Wang is an adult endocrinology specialist in Irvine, CA and Orange, CA. These areas are among Dr. Wang's clinical interests: diabetes, internal medicine, and metabolism. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and UC Irvine Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Kaohsiung Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Boston VA Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wang has received include America's Top Doctors (Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Best Doctors in America; and (Endocrinology and Metabolism). He is conversant in Taiwanese.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Approaches, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Internal Medicine

Dr. Ivy-Joan Erinma Madu M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 2.84 stars (11 ratings)
1234 W Chapman Avenue; Suite 205
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ivy-Joan Madu specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Orange, CA. Dr. Madu is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Madu has an open panel. She attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine and the University of Benin School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Methodist Hospital and Albany Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Madu (or staff) speaks Nigerian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Ajanta Naidu M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1201 W. La Veta Avenue; Building: Choc Clinic
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ajanta Naidu's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naidu takes. She graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and then she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Nassau University Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: 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 Telugu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Naidu is affiliated with UC Irvine Health, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Approaches, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Almoatazbellah Magdeldin Idriss M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Almoatazbellah Idriss is an adult endocrinology specialist in Tustin, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, internal medicine, and metabolism. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Idriss is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Idriss (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Idriss is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Approaches, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Internal Medicine

Dr. Steven D. Chessler M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Steven Chessler sees patients in San Diego, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Chessler's areas of expertise include diabetes, internal medicine, and metabolism. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and UC Irvine Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Chessler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Approaches, Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Internal Medicine

Dr. Artak Labadzhyan M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
101 The City Drive S; City Tower, Suite 400
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Artak Labadzhyan works as an endocrinologist in Los Angeles, CA and Orange, CA. Dr. Labadzhyan's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, cushing's disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Member, Endocrine Society Resident of the Year; Gustave D. Suffin, MD, Award for Excellence in Neuroscience; and Clinical Fellows Award for Excellence in Research. Dr. Labadzhyan speaks Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Herbert I. Rettinger M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.25 stars (12 ratings)
725 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 220
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Herbert Rettinger is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Orange, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include obesity, diabetes, and menopause. Dr. Rettinger is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Rettinger attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems

Bogi Andersen MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3 stars (1 rating)
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Bogi Andersen is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Andersen is a graduate of the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital's residency program. He has a special interest in diabetes, internal medicine, and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andersen takes. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Approaches, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Internal Medicine

Qin Yang
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Qin Yang is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Yang is conversant in Japanese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, internal medicine, and metabolism. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and UC Irvine Medical Center. He attended Nanjing Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Yang takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Approaches, Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Internal Medicine

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 2.91 stars (3 ratings)
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 254
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bachar Kurdi is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Fountain Valley, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, obesity, and sexual dysfunction. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kurdi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kurdi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Sexual Dysfunction

Dr. Alex V. Zand MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 2.84 stars (13 ratings)
1010 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 610
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Alex Zand specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, women's health issues, and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Zand is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. Dr. Zand's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Kusum Mullick Ohri M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.35 stars (7 ratings)
1310 W. Stewart Drive; Suite 602
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Kusum Ohri is an internist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ohri takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Ohri (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Ohri's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

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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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