We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept TRICARE near Farmington, MI.

Specializes in Ophthalmology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Rubinstein a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rubinstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

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

Dr. Richard Minkin specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Minkin's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Henry Ford Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Minkin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency.

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

Dr. Nahid Elyas' specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Elyas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. These areas are among Dr. Elyas's clinical interests: diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. Dr. Elyas accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart.

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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 is an internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Rehman is 1.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes, and anti-aging. Dr. Rehman is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rehman's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rehman (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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

Dr. David Schindler specializes in family medicine and practices in Alpena, MI and Novi, MI. On average, patients gave Dr. Schindler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schindler attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Bingham Farms, MI and Farmington, MI. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Meyers takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals 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 works as an internist in Farmington, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart failure. Dr. Moss is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Moss's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. John Montoni's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Montoni include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Montoni completed his residency training at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. He is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. William Gonte is a geriatrician and sports medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonte average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonte's areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Gonte's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals.

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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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