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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Vizinas is conversant in Lithuanian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Vizinas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vizinas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Malhes is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Malhes speaks Arabic.

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

Dr. Tahir Rohail sees patients in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rohail's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. His professional affiliations include 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. He graduated from 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirchoff is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kirchoff's professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park honors. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Park is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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. He has a special interest in foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Vajaria trained at The University Hospital, Newark. Patient reviews placed Dr. Vajaria at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sarah Siddiqui practices general internal medicine in Berwyn, IL, Chicago, IL, and Wood Dale, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Siddiqui graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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' area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include diabetes, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Owens honors. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Hunter-Smith include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunter-Smith honors. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Khan attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Summit Argo, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Stamatis Dimitropoulos works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and varicose veins. Dr. Dimitropoulos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Serbo-Croatian. He is 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 is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Woznica is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Woznica obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. Robert Kash works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kash include thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kash's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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. His clinical interests include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Yousuf is a graduate of 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson (or staff) is conversant in German and Italian. Dr. Nelson's professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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.