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We found 13 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Total Health Care Commercial near Warren, MI.

Dr. Bernard Mathias Degnan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 303
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Bernard Degnan practices pediatric endocrinology in Detroit, MI, Macomb, MI, and Novi, MI. In his practice, Dr. Degnan focuses on diabetes. Dr. Degnan is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Degnan accepts. Dr. Degnan has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Sami Elias Al Assmar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13251 E 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Sami Asmar's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Asmar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Asmar's training includes a residency program at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Majeed Abdul-Rahima Paduvana, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18263 E 10 Mile Road; Suite E
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Majeed Paduvana is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Paduvana attended Calicut Medical College for medical school. Dr. Paduvana's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, emphysema, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paduvana (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Paduvana is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Alexander Vertkin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
25529 Van Dyke
Center Line, MI
 

Dr. Alexander Vertkin's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Vertkin (or staff) speaks Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vertkin include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Vertkin attended medical school at Azerbaijan Medical University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Aetna.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
31150 Hoover; Suite B
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Shaun Jayakar sees patients in Warren, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Clinical interests for Dr. Jayakar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Jayakar takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Benjamin O Osowa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18263 E 10 Mile Road; Suite E
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Benjamin Osowa works as a general internist in Roseville, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. Dr. Osowa is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osowa takes. After attending Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Osowa is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Ann Marie P Palaganas, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Ann Palaganas is a family practice physician. Her clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Dr. Palaganas is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. Before performing her residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Palaganas attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Gene J Caicco
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
11900 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 102
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Gene Caicco is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Caicco include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. Dr. Caicco's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Nina Habib Rehman, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11900 East Twelve Mile Road; Suite 315
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Nina Rehman practices general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Rehman is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rehman's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes, and anti-aging. She takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Rehman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Rehman's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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John Montoni
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
43475 Dalcoma; Suite 140
Roseville, 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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Dr. James E Clinton, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
35429 Schoenherr Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. James Clinton's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clinton takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and Detroit Receiving Hospital, Dr. Clinton attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Deborah Jo Le Van, MPH, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11885 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 300a
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Deborah Levan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Levan's areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levan honors. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. Her professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20901 Moross Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Matthew Ott practices general internal medicine in Detroit, MI. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Ott is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Ott is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Priority Health.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Hypertension, Asthma

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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.