We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Dearborn, MI.

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15120 Michigan Avenue; Suite A
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Ali Nasser works as a general internist in Dearborn, MI and Wayne, MI. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Nasser's areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, contraception (birth control), and depression. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Nasser studied medicine at King Faisal University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nasser is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Contraception, Hypertension, Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
22731 Newman Street; Suite 245
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Leemor Rotberg specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rotberg include diabetes, bell's palsy, and eyelid surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Rotberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Allergies, Bell's Palsy, Blepharospasm, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Birthmarks, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
19353 Carlysle Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. John Sierant is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He works in Dearborn, MI. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Sierant is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Eyelid Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Diabetes, Lacrimal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5050 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rubinstein include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Rubinstein's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Dr. Rubinstein attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubinstein accepts.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Implant Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2799 W Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Michael Somand is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Somand's areas of expertise include diabetes, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Somand attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Somand (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Somand is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Ankle Brachial Index, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hearing Test, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
18100 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Theodore Jones is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He works in Dearborn, MI, Wayne, MI, and Detroit, MI. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Dr. Jones attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones takes. Dr. Jones has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Prenatal Ultrasound, Diabetes, Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, Prenatal Diagnosis, Infections

Specializes in Family Medicine
1650 N Telegraph Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Nevena Mihailoff practices family medicine. Her medical residency was performed at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Mihailoff is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mihailoff honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mihailoff (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Bulgarian, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Specializes in Family Medicine
8209 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Salil Dua's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Dua (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Dua's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dua at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Warts, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Weight Loss, Acne, Diabetes, Allergy Testing

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18101 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Lily Go's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Go honors.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Anxiety, Counseling Services

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8740 W Warren
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Sameer Sawalha's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sawalha accepts. Dr. Sawalha studied medicine at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. Dr. Sawalha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Russian. Dr. Sawalha is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2845 Monroe Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Robert Levy's specialty is adolescent medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Levy average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Levy has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

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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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