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We found 14 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare near Novi, MI.

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

Dr. Bernard Degnan specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Detroit, MI, Macomb, MI, and Novi, MI. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Degnan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Degnan has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Najah N Rassam, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 520
Novi, MI
 

Patient reviews placed Dr. Najah Rassam at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rassam is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rassam is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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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. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Barad's clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barad accepts. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Barad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Kannada, and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Glenn Taylor practices family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Taylor include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Providence Hospital. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Nisha Chellam practices general internal medicine. Dr. Chellam's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. She is a graduate of Stanley Medical College. Dr. Chellam trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Chellam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. David Schindler's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Schindler attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. His clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schindler is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He 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, who practices in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. George's clinical interests include diabetes, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients rated Dr. George highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5807 East Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kolender is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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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 is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist. Dr. Bloch is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, sports health, and ankle surgery. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bloch accepts.

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

Dr. Marc Borovoy's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Borovoy average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borovoy include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. For his residency, Dr. Borovoy trained at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language.

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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 practices family medicine. Dr. Zaid (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Zaid's clinical interests include diabetes, sigmoidoscopy, and casting (cast application). He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Dr. Zaid has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khaneja-Sharow include chronic kidney failure, diabetes, and heart failure. Dr. Khaneja-Sharow is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. She honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Khaneja-Sharow attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 375
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Frank Parrinello specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Parrinello's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Southside Hospital. Dr. Parrinello is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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

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

Dr. John Montoni specializes in 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 affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Montoni accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Montoni completed his residency training at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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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.