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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level.

  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award On-Time Doctor Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Blue Cross California
  • Aetna
  • LA Care Health
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare

Doctors in Hmri Liver Center

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  • Nearby Doctors

    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of Pasadena, CA that specialze in Hepatology, Internal Medicine and Transplant Surgery

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Ratings & Comments

69 ratings with 14 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Hmri Liver Center when asked is excellent. Hmri Liver Center has been reviewed by 69 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Hmri Liver Center as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

get directions Hmri Liver Center
660 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Hepatology

    A hepatologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas and biliary tree - the path through which bile that is secreted by the liver travels to the duodenum. These organs are responsible for many essential bodily functions, such as production of hormones and enzymes, filtering the blood, detoxifying chemicals, metabolizing drugs, and digesting and processing food.
    Common disorders that are treated by hepatologists are cirrhosis of the liver, gallstones, pancreatitis and hepatitis.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Transplant Surgery

    Transplant surgeons are trained to transplant organs from donors, whether living or deceased, to the patients in need. This includes liver, lung, heart, intestine, pancreas and kidney transplants as well as tissue, bone marrow and cornea transplants. Kidney disease, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and serious infections are just a few reasons you might need a transplant.
    Your surgeon will consult with you prior to the operation for a pre-transplant evaluation and they will see you through your healing process to ensure you have no complications. Some surgeons get additional training and education on pediatric transplants to provide special care to children.

Doctors in Hmri Liver Center

  • Dr. Myron J Tong MD

    Transplant Surgery

    Pasadena, CA

    4.7
    (36)
  • Dr. Edward A Mena MD

    Hepatology, Internal Medicine

    Pasadena, CA

    4.3
    (34)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Hmri Liver Center. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Hepatology, Internal Medicine and Transplant Surgery near Hmri Liver Center Pasadena, CA.

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

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