We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Decatur, GA.

Dr. Peter Wyman Wilson, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Peter Wilson is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension

Dr. Sol Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sol Jacobs is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacobs is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacobs include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jacobs attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Patrick Heller Bowen, MD
Specializes in Organ Transplantation, Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road; Suite 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Patrick Bowen is an organ transplant specialist and adult endocrinologist in Atlanta, GA. On average, patients gave Dr. Bowen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bowen (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. Dr. Bowen's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Phillip Alton Berry, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
550 Peachtree Street Ne; Emory Midtown Office Tower, Suite 1950
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Phillip Berry's specialty is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid problems. Dr. Berry honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Berry's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Dr. Sabreena Mahmood Basu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sabreena Basu works as an endocrinologist. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar, she performed her residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Basu include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cushing's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Basu average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Dr. Priya Dayamani, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Priya Dayamani's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Dr. Dayamani performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Tamil. She is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
315 Boulevard Ne; Suite 200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Israel Orija works as an adult endocrinologist. His clinical interests encompass thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and adrenal disorders. Dr. Orija has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He speaks Yoruba. Dr. Orija is professionally affiliated with WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Stephen Frederick Brandt, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Suite A4
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Stephen Brandt practices adult endocrinology in Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Brandt include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Brandt honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Donovan Wayne Christie Sr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2227 Idlewood Road
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Donovan Christie is a general internist and general pediatrician. Dr. Christie's clinical interests include menopause, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Christie completed his residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ANWAN Wellness Medicine Center, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center.

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Dr. Angela Prakash Prakash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2801 N. Decatur Road; Suite 295
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Angela Griffin's specialty is general internal medicine. She graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and depression. Dr. Griffin's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Griffin's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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Dr. Liza L Hasso, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2233 Peachtree Road Ne; Suite 310
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Liza Hasso's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Hasso's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Hasso (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. She is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. Harold Earl Moore Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2764 Candler Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Harold Moore's specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include thyroid problems, general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Moore is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Distinguished Alumnus Award, Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Moore is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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Dr. Linda Sue Cannaday Couture, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Linda Couture's specialty is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. Dr. Couture's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Couture is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Robert S Kaufmann, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 Peachtree Street; Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Robert Kaufmann's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kaufmann is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Kaufmann is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Kaufmann's distinctions include: Atlanta's Top Doctors; Atlanta Magazine; and Horizon Award, Alzheimer's Association.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Richard S Gitomer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 Peachtree Street Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Richard Gitomer practices general internal medicine. Dr. Gitomer's clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and executive health. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Dr. Chukwudi Uchegbu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1350 Montreal Road; Suite 200
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Chukwudi Uchegbu specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Alpharetta, GA and Tucker, GA. He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residency. Dr. Uchegbu's clinical interests include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Uchegbu average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Uchegbu (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Uchegbu is affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes

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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.