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. Dr. Vashi (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and general care. Dr. Vashi is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Vashi's education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Christie's clinical interests: menopause, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christie honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Christie is affiliated with 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 practices general internal medicine in Atlanta, GA and Sandy Springs, GA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hasso include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hasso takes. Before performing her residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Hasso attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hasso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Hasso 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 specializes in family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qidwai include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. Dr. Qidwai accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Qidwai obtained her medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Johary's clinical interests include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and depression. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Johary honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In Dr. Goodman's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Goodman's professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is especially interested in menopause, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Norman completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Norman honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Khant's professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khant honors. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Khant attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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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 works as a family medicine physician and public health physician in Dunwoody, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Dunlop include menopause, thyroid problems, and ulcers. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Dunlop attended Mayo Medical School. Dr. Dunlop is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. Narendra Singh is an adult cardiology specialist in Cumming, GA, Suwanee, GA, and Atlanta, GA. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), executive health, and atherosclerosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a general internist in Dunwoody, GA. Dr. Miller has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Saied Murphy is a specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Murphy is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Murphy attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Murphy is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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