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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 is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in West Bloomfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Rotberg include diabetes, bell's palsy, and eyelid surgery. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and Kresge Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Rotberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Rotberg's hospital/clinic 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, Birthmark, ... (Read more)

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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). He practices in Farmington, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Minkin include diabetes, thyroid problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Minkin attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Minkin is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and 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 sees patients in Bingham Farms, MI and Farmington, MI. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Meyers accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubinstein include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Rubinstein accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. Dr. Rubinstein's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System.

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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 specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Farmington, MI. His areas of expertise include diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Elyas honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine. He trained at Providence Hospital for residency. Dr. Elyas (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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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. Dr. Schindler's clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Schindler is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schindler accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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

Dr. Elliotte Moss' specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart failure. Dr. Moss's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Moss's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. William Gonte works as a geriatrician and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonte include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Gonte studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Gonte completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 in Roseville, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Montoni speaks Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Montoni include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He trained at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Montoni accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.