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We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Orland Park, IL.

Dr. Mehul Ratilal Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
Park Place Executive Plaza; 14544 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Mehul Vora's specialties are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, diabetes, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Vora studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Patient ratings for Dr. Vora average 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Low Testosterone, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Gerald Ambrose Charnogursky, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky, who practices in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Charnogursky's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Charnogursky attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Charnogursky has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
17031 Harlem Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Nittor Jayaram is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He works in Tinley Park, IL. Dr. Jayaram's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Jayaram (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Jayaram is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bone Density Test, Diabetes, Hormone Therapy

Dr. Ayesha Akbar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15300 West Avenue; Suite 223
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ayesha Akbar is an adult endocrinology specialist in Frankfort, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Olympia Fields, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Akbar accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Akbar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Edward Charles Sankary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16621 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sankary's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Sankary's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Sankary attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sankary's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Norma A Lopez-Shaar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez is an internist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Dr. Lopez takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lopez graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emily McCann Tuerk, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
15750 Marian Drive; Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Emily Tuerk's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; she sees patients in Homer Glen, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, preventive care, and breastfeeding issues. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Tuerk attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16605 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju is an adult nephrology specialist in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raju include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Raju completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) is conversant in Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Florie Ann Gonsch, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12450 S. Harlem Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Florie Gonsch works as an internist in Evergreen Park, IL and Palos Heights, IL. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Gonsch is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gonsch graduated from Midwestern University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Shahbain's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbain include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Shahbain is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ewa V Hampston, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12130 S Harlem Avenue; Suite B
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ewa Hampston practices family medicine in Palos Heights, IL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. Dr. Hampston's education and training includes medical school at Jagiellonian University Medical College and residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. Dr. Hampston is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Shanti Nair, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16621 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Shanti Nair is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, premature babies, and general care. Dr. Nair is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. Dr. Nair completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Premature Babies, General Care

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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.