We found 12 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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Degnan is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Degnan has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Degnan accepts. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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. Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Asmar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Dr. Asmar is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. Before completing his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Dr. Asmar attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Asmar an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 works as an internist. He studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. His residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Clinical interests for Dr. Paduvana include diabetes, emphysema, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Paduvana (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam. He 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Vertkin (or staff) is conversant in Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian. Clinical interests 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. He is a graduate of Azerbaijan Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Vertkin honors AARP, Cofinity, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's areas of specialization 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. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Jayakar attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Osowa honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. 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: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Ann Palaganas is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In Dr. Palaganas's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She is affiliated with 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 works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caicco include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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 is an internist. She attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Rehman include obesity, diabetes, and anti-aging. Dr. Rehman is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Rehman accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rehman (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic 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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Roseville, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Novi, MI. In addition to English, Dr. Montoni speaks Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Montoni include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. For his professional training, Dr. Montoni completed a residency program at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levan include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Before performing her residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, Dr. Levan attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a Detroit, MI physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ott include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Ott is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional 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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