We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Total Health Care Commercial near Warren, MI.

Dr. Bernard M Degnan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 303
Detroit, 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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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Sami Asmar's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Asmar's clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. His professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Asmar is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of McLaren Regional Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Asmar (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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

Dr. Ann Palaganas is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Palaganas is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Warren, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Caicco takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Majeed Paduvana practices general internal medicine in Roseville, MI. Patients rated Dr. Paduvana highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Paduvana is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. His training includes a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Paduvana (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam.

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

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 in Sterling Heights, MI, Warren, MI, and Farmington, MI. Her average rating from her patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rehman's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes, and anti-aging. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). She attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rehman's residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Rehman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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

Dr. Alexander Vertkin practices general internal medicine in Warren, MI and Center Line, MI. Dr. Vertkin's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors AARP, Cofinity, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Vertkin attended Azerbaijan Medical University for medical school. Dr. Vertkin (or staff) speaks Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Shaun Jayakar is a general internist and geriatrician. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Jayakar takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional 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 an internist in Roseville, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. Dr. Osowa's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Osowa attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Dr. Osowa's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

John Montoni
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
43475 Dalcoma; Suite 140
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. John Montoni is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Montoni include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Montoni's residency was performed at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Montoni speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, 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 specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levan include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Levan obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. She is 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, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, X-Rays

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20901 Moross Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Matthew Ott works as an internist in Detroit, MI. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ott obtained his medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Ott's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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.
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