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We found 127 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' medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Miles attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Miles honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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. Candice Elizabeth Allen, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
12000 W 110th Street; Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Candice Rose's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Her areas of expertise include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Rose is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Rose completed her residency training 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. 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 practices adult endocrinology in Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karnchanasorn honors. 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). She is conversant in Thai. 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. David C Robbins, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Robbins is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Kansas City, KS. His clinical interests include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Robbins is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. 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. Junping Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Endocrinology
1000 Carondelet Drive
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Junping Yang is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and adult endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Yang focuses on diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health and Mosaic Life Care. Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Yang attended Tongji University Medical School. Dr. Yang honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Rajib Bhattacharya specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. These areas are among his clinical interests: metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Bhattacharya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks Bengali. Dr. Bhattacharya 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. Bhavika Chowdhury, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Bhavika Bhan is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhan accepts. She is a graduate of Government Medical College, Srinagar. Dr. Bhan trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Dr. Bhan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Leigh Eck sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Leigh Eck's medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Eck graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For Dr. Eck's residency, Dr. Eck trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Eck's areas of expertise include pituitary disorders, metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Eck is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eck 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 L Griffin-Korf, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12330 Metcalf; #400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Marie Griffin is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffin include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Griffin's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Efrem Gebremedhin is an Overland Park, KS physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He attended Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Addis Ababa University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Gebremedhin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gebremedhin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gebremedhin is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Mitchell Hamburg is an endocrinologist in Kansas City, MO. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Hamburg performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamburg takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Leland Graves III, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Leland Graves works as an endocrinologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Graves include pituitary disorders, metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graves honors. Dr. Graves graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Graves 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, Psychiatry
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 240
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Michael Sokol's specialties are adult endocrinology and psychiatry. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sokol include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sokol graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at The Miriam Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sokol speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Midyett attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Midyett include diabetes, growth problems, and turner syndrome. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Midyett honors. He is affiliated with 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. Ioannis G Papagiannis, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 2024
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ioannis Papagiannis works as an adult endocrinologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: metabolic bone disease, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and type 2 diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Papagiannis is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He speaks Greek.

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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mathur include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and emphysema. Dr. Mathur's professional affiliations include Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Mathur's education and training includes medical school at Gandhi Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. On average, patients gave Dr. Mathur a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mathur honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.