We found 29 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Open Access POS near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Geoffrey Stephen Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; #100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman specializes in family medicine. Dr. Kuhlman graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kuhlman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Jonathan David Meek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meek include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Kaki studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Nithya Sunder, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Nithya Sunder practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sunder include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Sunder takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sunder's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8310 Lemont Road
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Philobos attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Philobos's areas of expertise include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Philobos is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Sheri L Michaels, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Sheri Evans is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Evans is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Evans has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Carolyn F Rae, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rae is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Yemul (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Dr. Yemul is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Yemul is a graduate of Grant Medical College. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Stamatis A Dimitropoulos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8110 S Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Stamatis Dimitropoulos practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and varicose veins. Dr. Dimitropoulos is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Serbo-Croatian.

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Dr. Tina M Brueschke, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Tina Brueschke's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brueschke is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Christine H Shih, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Christine Shih works as a family practitioner. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shih's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Shih accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese.

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Dr. Jennifer G Mc Gowen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer McGowen sees patients in Woodridge, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. McGowen's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGowen's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Gerald Simon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Simon sees patients in Downers Grove, IL and Countryside, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Simon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Simon has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simon takes.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
404 W Boughton Road; Suite A
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Vinod Motiani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Motiani's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Motiani attended medical school at Grant Medical College. Dr. Motiani (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Sindhi, and Spanish.

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Dr. Manuel Alaban Malicay, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
402 W Boughton Road; #f
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Manual Malicay works as an internist in Bolingbrook, IL and La Grange Park, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. Dr. Malicay is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Malicay is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Dr. James James Graziano, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. James Graziano's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Graziano's areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graziano honors. Dr. Graziano is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is conversant in French.

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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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