We found 24 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity near Evergreen Park, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4400 W 95th Street; Suite 102
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Farah Hasan is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Hasan attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass thyroid problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Hasan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Abdallah Al Tarshan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2955 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Abdallah Altarshan practices adult endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Altarshan focuses on diabetes. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Altarshan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Altarshan welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2955 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar's specialty is adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Bayrakdar is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Dr. Bayrakdar is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Bayrakdar is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Bayrakdar has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hyperglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Ryan Goodwin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Scott Goodwin is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Goodwin's residency was performed at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. His areas of expertise include diabetes. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Goodwin is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Jyothsna Palla, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2955 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Jyothsna Palla's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Palla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Arabic. Dr. Palla is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palla's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Ayesha Akbar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Ayesha Akbar practices adult endocrinology in Frankfort, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Akbar is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Akbar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Wayne Crispus Williamson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11600 S Kedzie Avenue; Suite K
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Williamson specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williamson honors. Dr. Williamson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma

Dr. Grazina Walter Vizinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks Lithuanian. Dr. Vizinas is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9125 S Pulaski Road
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise consist of lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju accepts. Dr. Raju is accepting new patients. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sylvia J Moscoso, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Sylvia Moscoso works as a family medicine physician, hospitalist, and obstetrician in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Cicero, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College, Dr. Moscoso performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Swedish Covenant Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moscoso is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Hypertension

Dr. Walter Rudek, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 W. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Walter Rudek specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rudek speaks Polish. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rudek completed his residency training at MacNeal Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Sarah Nazeer Siddiqui, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Siddiqui's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Siddiqui's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Siddiqui's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Wounds, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Dilip M Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
6134 S Harlem Avenue
Summit, IL
 

Dr. Dilip Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Shah is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Anoscopy, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Igor A Altman, MBA, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Vein Disease, Wound Care
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Igor Altman practices family medicine, vein disease (phlebology), and wound care in Evergreen Park, IL and Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lymphedema. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Altman is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Altman (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Soft Tissue Problems, Lymphedema

Dr. Donald V Woznica Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6283 S Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Woznica practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Dr. Woznica is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Kash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 W. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kash practices general internal medicine in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kash attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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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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