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 specializes in general internal medicine. He attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vashi include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and general care. Dr. Vashi has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vashi accepts. Dr. Vashi (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally 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 practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Christie graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient ratings for Dr. Christie average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Christie is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Anila H Qidwai, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1570 Old Alabama Road
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Anila Qidwai's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Qidwai average 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Qidwai graduated from Dow Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Qidwai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Hasso focuses on diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Hasso is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hasso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. She is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

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. In his practice, Dr. Goodman focuses on diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Dr. Goodman studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Goodman's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Albert Johary practices general internal medicine. Dr. Johary's clinical interests include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and depression. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johary honors. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Johary completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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

Dr. Leslie Norman is a general internist. Dr. Norman is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Norman include menopause, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Norman trained at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Norman is professionally 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 specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Khant has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Khant include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Khant is professionally affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and public health & general preventive medicine. Dr. Dunlop's areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and ulcers. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Dunlop attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Dunlop's professional affiliations include 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), executive health, and atherosclerosis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Singh attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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 sees patients in Dunwoody, GA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Patient ratings for Dr. Miller average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Miller 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 specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Murphy is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The average patient rating for Dr. Murphy is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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.