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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 works as an endocrinologist in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 a specialist in adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacobs is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacobs attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. 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's specialties are organ transplantation and adult endocrinology. He practices in Atlanta, GA. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Bowen completed his residency training at Duke University Hospital. His clinical interests include diabetes and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bowen (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. He is affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berry include diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Berry is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berry is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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

Dr. Sabreena Basu is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Atlanta, GA. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar. She completed her residency training at Sisters of Charity Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Basu include diabetes, thyroid problems, and cushing's disease. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Basu is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Dr. Israel B Orija, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
315 Boulevard Ne; Suite 200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Israel Orija practices adult endocrinology in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Orija attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and adrenal disorders. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Orija is conversant in Yoruba. He is affiliated with WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Priya Dayamani specializes in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dayamani include diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Dayamani attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. She is conversant in Tamil. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. Stephen Brandt's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Brandt is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Brandt's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 an internist and pediatrician. Patient reviews placed Dr. Christie at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include menopause, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with ANWAN Wellness Medicine Center, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Christie accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Griffin's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and depression. She is affiliated with Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Griffin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Dr. Hasso has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Hasso's training includes a residency program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Hasso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. She is professionally 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 practices family medicine in Lithonia, GA and Decatur, GA. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Moore's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, general care, and women's health issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Moore has received the following distinction: Distinguished Alumnus Award, Morehouse School of Medicine. He is 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Couture attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

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

Dr. Richard Gitomer is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Gitomer obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and executive health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gitomer accepts. Dr. Gitomer's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Dr. Asha N Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
3 Corporate Square; Suite 130
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Asha Parikh's areas of specialization are general practice and general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and depression. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parikh takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Parikh completed residency programs at Cabrini Medical Center and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Diabetes

Dr. Juliet Kottak Mavromatis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
57 Executive Park S; Suite 390
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Juliet Mavromatis' medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Mavromatis (or staff) speaks French and Portuguese. She is especially interested in diabetes and preventive care. Dr. Mavromatis is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, 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.