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We found 9 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, who practices in West Bloomfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Dearborn, MI, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Rotberg studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and Kresge Eye Institute for residency. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, bell's palsy, and eyelid surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rotberg accepts. Dr. Rotberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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

Dr. Richard Minkin's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Minkin include diabetes, thyroid problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Minkin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Rubinstein is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Rubinstein takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit.

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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' area of specialization is adolescent medicine. He attended Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elyas include diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Elyas (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence 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. Dr. Meyers's areas of expertise include diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyers honors. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Meyers completed a residency program at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago.

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

Dr. David Schindler's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Schindler graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Providence Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Schindler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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

Dr. Elliotte Moss is a general internist in Farmington, MI. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Moss obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. William Gonte is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and sports medicine. Dr. Gonte's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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

Dr. John Montoni works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Roseville, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Novi, MI. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montoni accepts. For his professional training, Dr. Montoni completed a residency program at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and 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.