We found 18 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan near Novi, MI.

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Dr. Suchitra Vidhushekhar Zambare, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A218
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Suchitra Zambare is an adult endocrinologist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. Zambare (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Marathi, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Zambare include diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. Dr. Zambare is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Zambare attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and more.

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Dr. Kirit K Tolia, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A218
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Kirit Tolia works as an endocrinologist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Tolia has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tolia honors. He graduated from Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Yau-Liang Liang Su, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
329055 West 12 Mile Road; Suite 150
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Yau-Liang Su is an adult endocrinologist in Farmington, MI, Rochester, MI, and Southfield, MI. He speaks Chinese. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Su is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. Dr. Su trained at Barberton Citizen's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Su average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, High Cholesterol

Dr. Bernard Mathias Degnan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 520
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bernard Degnan's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. Patient reviews placed Dr. Degnan at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Degnan has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Brian J. Kolender, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield Township, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender works as a general practitioner and preventive medicine specialist in West Bloomfield, MI and West Bloomfield Township, MI. Patients gave Dr. Kolender an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolender include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Kolender is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Randall David Sternberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
37595 7 Mile Road; Suite 340
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Randall Sternberg specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Livonia, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Sternberg attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Sternberg is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health.

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Dr. Anjana Murlidhar Barad, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; #375
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Anjina Barad is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Barad average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Dr. Barad takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Barad (or staff) is conversant in French, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Barad's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

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. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Schindler attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schindler include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. Patients rated Dr. Schindler highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schindler takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 370
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Glenn Taylor practices family medicine. In his practice, Dr. Taylor focuses on diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Taylor accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Tobias Valentine George, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 440
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Tobias George works as an ophthalmologist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. George is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
39500 West 10 Mile Road; Suite 101
Novi, MI
 

Dr. William Murray is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave Dr. Murray an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Providence Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, General Care, Acupuncture Treatment

Dr. Nisha Chellam Vedamuthu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A205
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Nisha Chellam is a general internist. Dr. Chellam's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chellam accepts. She attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Chellam (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi.

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Alan Jeffrey Bloch
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
422 N Center Street; Suite B
Northville, MI
 

Dr. Alan Bloch's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. He practices in Northville, MI, South Lyon, MI, and Farmington, MI. Dr. Bloch's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bloch include contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloch is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Rita Rani Khaneja Sharrow, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
29600 S Wixom Road
Wixom, MI
 

Dr. Rita Khaneja-Sharow practices family medicine in Wixom, MI. Dr. Khaneja-Sharow is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, diabetes, and heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Botsford Hospital for residency.

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Marc A Borovoy
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Marc Borovoy specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Novi, MI. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. Dr. Borovoy is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Borovoy is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Borovoy is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Foot Surgery, Laser Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. Robert Raja Zaid, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
39555 W 10 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Robert Zaid's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Zaid's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaid include diabetes, sigmoidoscopy, and casting (cast application). He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Zaid honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Before completing his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center, Dr. Zaid attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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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