We found 33 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept ppoNEXT near La Grange, IL.

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

Dr. Edmund Vizinas' area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vizinas accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vizinas speaks Lithuanian.

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

Dr. Abdul-Kader K Malhes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W. Cermak Road
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Malhes is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Malhes is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Malhes include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Malhes is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Malhes takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2910 Harlem Avenue; #1
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail is a general internist in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. Dr. Rohail's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rohail is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Dr. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 South Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff sees patients in La Grange, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirchoff include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirchoff accepts. Dr. Kirchoff graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Jesse Kitai Park, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Tower Drive; Suite 105
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Park specializes in general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Park's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Park is conversant in Korean.

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Gaurav P Vajaria
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Vajaria's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. Patients gave Dr. Vajaria an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vajaria include foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at The University Hospital, Newark for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Sarah Nazeer Siddiqui, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6723 Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Siddiqui works as an internist in Berwyn, IL, Chicago, IL, and Wood Dale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Siddiqui include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

Dr. Daniel P Owens, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
126 W First Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Owens is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Hinsdale, IL, Lombard, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Owens is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Owens include diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel G Hunter Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 Willow Springs Road; S. Pavillon, 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Hunter-Smith specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in La Grange, IL. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Hunter-Smith accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Hunter-Smith's professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Sexuality, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dilip Shah specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Dimitropoulos's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and varicose veins. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Serbo-Croatian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Donald Woznica specializes in family medicine and practices in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Woznica include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woznica takes. 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. Dr. Woznica is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan practices general internal medicine in Countryside, IL. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Patients rated Dr. Khan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Kash is a general internist. Dr. Kash's clinical interests include thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kash completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kash has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Dr. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yousuf include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. Dr. Yousuf is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. William L Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 Willow Springs Road; 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Nelson sees patients in La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Nelson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson (or staff) speaks German and Italian.

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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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