We found 10 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept TRICARE near Farmington, MI.

Dr. Leemor Basse Rotberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
7001 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 200
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Leemor Rotberg practices pediatric ophthalmology in West Bloomfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Dearborn, MI. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, bell's palsy, and eyelid surgery. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Rotberg attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rotberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Rotberg is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Dr. David Neil Schindler, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
26179 Novi Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. David Schindler's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schindler include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. Dr. Schindler has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Schindler is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
32255 Northwestern Highway; Suite 170
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Richard Minkin works as a general internist and geriatrician in Farmington, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Minkin is in-network for Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Rubinstein graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Nahid Daved Elyas, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 170
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Nahid Elyas' specialty is adolescent medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Elyas accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Elyas (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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Dr. Jeffery Scott Meyers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
32255 Northwestern Highway; Suite 130
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Jeffery Meyers sees patients in Bingham Farms, MI and Farmington, MI. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago for residency. He is especially interested in diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Meyers honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Holistic Medicine, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
32255 Northwestern Highway; Suite 170
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Elliotte Moss is a general internist in Farmington, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Moss include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart failure. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Moss graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Moss average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine
29877 Telegraph; Suite 401
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Gonte is a geriatrics (elderly care) and sports medicine specialist in Southfield, MI. His clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Gonte is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonte average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonte accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Nina Habib Rehman, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30500 Northwestern Highway; Suite 212
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Nina Rehman's specialty is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Rehman performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rehman include obesity, diabetes, and anti-aging. The average patient rating for Dr. Rehman is 1.0 stars out of 5. She takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rehman (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Rehman is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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John Montoni
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
44000 West 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. John Montoni is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. He speaks Italian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. Dr. Montoni's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. For his professional training, Dr. Montoni completed a residency program at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montoni honors.

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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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