We found 120 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana near Overland Park, KS.

Dr. John McKnight Miles, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12000 W 110th Street; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Miles is an adult endocrinology specialist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Miles accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. David C Robbins, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Robbins' area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Robbins graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. These areas are among his clinical interests: type 2 diabetes, graves disease, and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robbins is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Candice Elizabeth Allen, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
12000 W 110th Street; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Candice Rose practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Rose's clinical interests include type 2 diabetes, graves disease, and thyroid cancer. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Rose's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Marie Griffin Griffin-Korf, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500a
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Marie Griffin is an adult endocrinology specialist in Overland Park, KS. Patient reviews placed Dr. Griffin at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in diabetes, osteoporosis, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Diabetes

Dr. Rudruidee Karnchanasorn, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rudruidee Karnchanasorn is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Karnchanasorn's clinical interests include fine needle aspiration (FNA), type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Karnchanasorn speaks Thai.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Bhavika Chowdhury, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Bhavika Bhan's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhan include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Bhan takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar. Dr. Bhan's training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Bhan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Mitchell Stephen Hamburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mitchell Hamburg works as an adult endocrinologist. In Dr. Hamburg's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and thyroid problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hamburg has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Efrem Hagos Gebremedhin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10600 Quivira Road; #300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Efrem Gebremedhin sees patients in Overland Park, KS. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gebremedhin at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Gebremedhin completed residency programs at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Addis Ababa University. He is affiliated with HCA Midwest Physicians and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Ioannis G Papagiannis, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ioannis Papagiannis specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Papagiannis is conversant in Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Papagiannis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Rajib Kumar Bhattacharya, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
12000 W 110th Street; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Rajib Bhattacharya is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include type 2 diabetes, graves disease, and thyroid cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Bengali. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Michael S Sokol, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 240
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Michael Sokol's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sokol include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sokol takes. Dr. Sokol attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. His medical residency was performed at The Miriam Hospital. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sokol's hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Leland Graves III, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Leland Graves practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Graves's clinical interests include pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Graves is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Larry Kurt Midyett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Larry Midyett's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Midyett's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is especially interested in diabetes, growth problems, and turner syndrome. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Midyett takes. Dr. Midyett's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Turner Syndrome, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Leigh Marie Eck, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Leigh Eck is a physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Eck's areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Eck accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Eck attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Eck's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Eck is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Radhika Mathur, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6675 Holmes Road; Suite 550
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Radhika Mathur is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Mathur's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and emphysema. Patients rated Dr. Mathur highly, giving Dr. Mathur an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mathur is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mathur obtained Dr. Mathur's medical school training at Gandhi Medical College and performed Dr. Mathur's residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Mathur's hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Madhavi Yarlagadda, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6675 Holmes Road; Suite 550
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Madhavi Yarlagadda's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Yarlagadda attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Yarlagadda is professionally affiliated with HCA Midwest Physicians, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile 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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