Jose L. Villagomez, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Sana Medical Group

Jose L. Villagomez, MD

Primary Care Physician & General Practitioner located in Culver City, Los Angeles, CA

Diabetes Care Specialist

Managing diabetes is a lifelong commitment. Dr. Villagomez helps patients in Culver City, Los Angeles, CA, manage their diabetes and maintain optimal health by providing a full range of advanced diabetes care services, including regular monitoring to balance blood sugar levels.

Diabetes Care Q & A

by Jose L. Villagomez, MD

What causes diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the pancreas behaves abnormally and doesn't produce insulin the way it should or the insulin that it does make doesn't function the way it should. There are two types of diabetes. In Type 1, the pancreas makes very little or no insulin. The onset of Type 1 almost always occurs in people who are less than 30 years old. In Type 2 diabetes, insulin is produced but it doesn't work the way it should. There is no cure for diabetes, but there are ways to manage it. Type 2 tends to occur in people who are over 40 years of age and overweight or obese.

What symptoms are associated with diabetes?

Symptoms can vary based on whether a person has Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Symptoms of Type 1 include:

  • dry mouth
  • increased thirst
  • increased need to urinate
  • blurred vision
  • fatigue
  • weight loss (but no loss of appetite)

Symptoms of Type 2 include:

  • sores and cuts that are slow to heal
  • itchy skin
  • chronic yeast infections
  • increased thirst
  • dry mouth
  • need to urinate more often
  • blurred vision

How is diabetes diagnosed?

Diabetes can be diagnosed with a simple blood test to check the levels of glucose or sugar in your blood. People with diabetes have a blood sugar level that exceeds 126 mg/dl.

How is diabetes treated?

Depending on the type of diabetes you have, it can be managed with diet and exercise, oral medications and/or insulin shots. Patients also need to use special equipment to monitor their blood sugar levels throughout the day to ensure they remain stable. When not managed properly, diabetes can cause serious medical issues including kidney failure and blindness.

 

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Sana Medical accepts all PPO Insurance available in California and will continue to accept Medicare/Medi-Cal and Medicare only patients.

Public Insurance:
Medicare Only
Medicare / Medi-Cal

We currently accept HMO insurances with patients in Medicare Advantage, HMO Medi-Cal, HMO Commercial Plans. Be aware that some insurance products may not be offered in all HMO plans so you must verify prior to adding a particular HMO IPA. For example Anthem HMO commercial plan may be offered but exclude its Senior Secure Plan in the same IPA.

We accept the following HMO IPA Medical Groups:

IPA Medical Groups:

  • Angeles IPA
  • Cal Care IPA
  • Community Family Care IPA
  • EHS Employee Health Systems IPA
  • Exceptional Care Greater Los Angeles IPA
  • Global Care Medical Group IPA
  • Premier Physicians Network IPA
  • Primary Care Associates IPA
  • Prospect Health Source IPA
  • Regal Medical Group IPA
  • St. Vincent IPA

Please be aware that at any given time some IPA’s may cancel and or add insurances at will and the information above can be incorrect but we try to provide the most up to date information as of August 2013.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Assurant Health
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Care1st
Cigna
Health Net
Humana
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Villagomez is a great doctor with great bed side manners. He took his time, wasn't in a hurry, and was very thorough in asking questions and making a diagnosis."

    Perry K.
  • Yelp

    "I've been seeing Dr. Villagomez for about 6 years now and he's great! The experience is very personable and never feels rushed which is extremely important."

    Liz J.
  • Patient Fusion

    "The customer service that I received in the last two visits have been phenomenal. Dr. Villagomez is awesome and so is his staff."

    Verified Patient
  • Patient Fusion

    "Dr. Villagomez was very thorough and informative in diagnosing my situation. It's an a pleasure to have him as my primary physician."

    Verified Patient
Location
Sana Medical Group
12099 West Washington Boulevard, 400
Culver City

Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: 310-504-1349
Fax: 310-398-5189
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310-504-1349