We found 23 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity near Evergreen Park, IL.

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

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. Patient ratings for Dr. Bayrakdar average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayrakdar takes. Before performing his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Bayrakdar attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bayrakdar speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Bayrakdar has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Farah Hasan is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Hasan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Hasan is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

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

Dr. Jyothsna Palla works as an endocrinologist. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Palla accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Palla attended Kakatiya Medical College for medical school. Dr. Palla (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Obesity

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

Dr. Abdallah Altarshan's specialty is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Altarshan attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Priya Raju practices adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Raju is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks Igbo, French, and Gujarati.

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

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

Dr. Edmund Vizinas is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vizinas include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Vizinas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Vizinas speaks Lithuanian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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

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

Dr. Walter Rudek is a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rudek include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Rudek accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rudek trained at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Rudek speaks Polish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Igor Altman specializes in family medicine, vein disease (phlebology), and wound care. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Altman include lymphedema. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health). Dr. Altman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Altman studied medicine at 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) speaks Russian and Ukrainian.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Woznica include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woznica honors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Woznica is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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

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

Dr. Sylvia Moscoso sees patients in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Cicero, IL. Her medical specialties are family medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and obstetrics. She graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Moscoso accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Moscoso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Saint Anthony Hospital (Chicago), and Sinai Health System. She is closed to 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. Richard J Dejong, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5841 S Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Richard Dejong's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dejong include diabetes and general care. Dr. Dejong's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dejong trained at MacNeal Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Wayne C 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). Dr. Williamson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williamson takes. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Williamson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Mohammed Shahbain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12508 S. Harlem Avenue Building C; 12508 S. Harlem Avenue, Building C
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Shahbain is an internist in Palos Heights, IL. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Shahbain performed his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Shahbain's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Dilip Shah's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Robert Kash's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Kash accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Kash's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Dr. Kimberly Lashae Johnson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
736 West 95th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Johnson is a family practice physician. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and weight management. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Johnson is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Weight Management, Diabetes

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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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