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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Miles include pituitary disorders, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Miles is professionally 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 specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and practices in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Rose's areas of expertise include the following: metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Rose attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. 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 works as an adult endocrinologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: fine needle aspiration (FNA), metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Karnchanasorn takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Karnchanasorn attended Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Karnchanasorn speaks 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. Bhavika Chowdhury, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Bhavika Bhan specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Overland Park, KS. In addition to English, Dr. Bhan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Bhan is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. After attending Government Medical College, Srinagar for medical school, Dr. Bhan completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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

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

Dr. David Robbins is an endocrinologist in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. Dr. Robbins is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency 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's specialties are adult hospital medicine and adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include diabetes. Dr. Yang is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Tongji University Medical School and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carondelet Health and Mosaic Life Care.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Marie L Griffin-Korf, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12330 Metcalf; #400
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Marie Griffin is an endocrinologist. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, osteoporosis, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Griffin graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Patient ratings for Dr. Griffin average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, 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's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include metabolic bone disease, type 2 diabetes, and graves disease. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bhattacharya completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Bengali. He 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. Efrem Hagos Gebremedhin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10600 Quivira Road; #300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Efrem Gebremedhin practices adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Gebremedhin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gebremedhin takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gebremedhin attended Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Addis Ababa University.

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

Dr. Leigh Eck's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. These areas are among Dr. Eck's clinical interests: pituitary disorders, metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Eck is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eck graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then Dr. Eck performed Dr. Eck's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. 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. Mitchell Stephen Hamburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mitchell Hamburg, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Hamburg is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hamburg include diabetes and thyroid problems. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hamburg is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Michael Sokol is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Sokol attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at The Miriam Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). The average patient rating for Dr. Sokol is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sokol speaks Spanish. Dr. Sokol is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

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

Dr. Leland Graves is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, metabolic bone disease, and type 2 diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Graves studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Graves has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He is especially interested in diabetes, growth problems, and turner syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Midyett is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Papagiannis's clinical interests: metabolic bone disease, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and type 2 diabetes. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. He speaks Greek. Dr. Papagiannis 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 specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Mathur's clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and emphysema. The average patient rating for Dr. Mathur is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathur honors. Dr. Mathur attended Gandhi Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Dr. Mathur is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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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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