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We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana HMO near Dunwoody, GA.

Dr. Dipak Vinod Vashi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; Suite 500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Dipak Vashi practices general internal medicine in Atlanta, GA. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Vashi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In his practice, Dr. Vashi focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Vashi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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

Dr. Donovan Wayne Christie Sr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
4514 Chamblee Dunwoody Road; Suite 328
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Donovan Christie is a general internist and general pediatrician in Atlanta, GA, Tucker, GA, and Dunwoody, GA. Dr. Christie's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Christie completed residency programs at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ANWAN Wellness Medicine Center, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center.

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Dr. Liza L Hasso, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6500 Vernon Woods Drive; Suite 408
Sandy Springs, GA
 

Dr. Liza Hasso specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Atlanta, GA and Sandy Springs, GA. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hasso has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Hasso trained at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hasso (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. Anila H Qidwai, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1570 Old Alabama Road
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Anila Qidwai's area of specialization is family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qidwai include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Qidwai attended Dow Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Albert Farah Johary Sr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1320 Center Drive; Suite 100
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Albert Johary specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Johary's clinical interests: prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and depression. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Johary is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Stuart Goodman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4553 N Shallowford Road; Suite 30-b
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Daniel Goodman's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Goodman attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Leslie Carol Norman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1830 Independence Square; Suite B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Leslie Norman's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Norman has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in menopause, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Norman completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Norman is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Dr. Sanjay L Khant, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; Suite 500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sanjay Khant's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Khant completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. His clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Khant average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khant's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Dr. Anne L Dunlop, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Public Health & General Preventive Medicine
4500 N Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Anne Dunlop's areas of specialization are family medicine and public health & general preventive medicine; she sees patients in Dunwoody, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Dunlop include menopause, thyroid problems, and ulcers. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dunlop attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Dr. Narendra Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody; #240
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Narendra Singh is an adult cardiologist in Cumming, GA, Suwanee, GA, and Atlanta, GA. He attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), executive health, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Singh honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta Heart Specialists, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4553 North Shallowford Road; Suite 50b
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Alan Miller is an internist. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miller include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Miller honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
980 Johnson Ferry Road Ne; Suite 40
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Saied Murphy works as an adult nephrologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Murphy is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Murphy accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Murphy is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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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.