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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in diabetes. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Degnan takes. Dr. Degnan graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Asmar is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asmar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Dr. Asmar's professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Asmar obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Asmar (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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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 an internist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Paduvana's areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After completing medical school at Calicut Medical College, Dr. Paduvana performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Paduvana (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam. 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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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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Vertkin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian. He has a special interest in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vertkin is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Vertkin attended Azerbaijan Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, Aetna, and more.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jayakar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Jayakar is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jayakar attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Osowa's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency.

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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' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Palaganas's clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Warren, MI. These areas are among Dr. Caicco's clinical interests: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 in Sterling Heights, MI and Warren, MI. Dr. Rehman (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Rehman's areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes, and anti-aging. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rehman's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Rehman average 1.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Montoni works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Roseville, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Montoni is conversant in Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 trained at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. James E Clinton, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
35429 Schoenherr Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. James Clinton is an internist in Sterling Heights, MI. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. Dr. Clinton accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Clinton obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and Detroit Receiving Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an internist in Warren, MI. In her practice, she is particularly interested in 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. Dr. Levan is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, Dr. Levan attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20901 Moross Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Matthew Ott's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ott include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Ott's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Priority Health. He attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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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.