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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Dr. Degnan is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Degnan include diabetes. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Degnan 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 works as a general internist. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Asmar's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Asmar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Asmar (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Asmar's 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 practices general internal medicine in Roseville, MI. He graduated from Calicut Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paduvana include diabetes, emphysema, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients rated Dr. Paduvana highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Paduvana (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Paduvana'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: 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 sees patients in Warren, MI and Center Line, MI. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vertkin is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors AARP, Cofinity, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Azerbaijan Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Vertkin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian.

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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 is a general internist and geriatrician. His clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jayakar honors. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Jayakar completed his residency training 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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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. These areas are among Dr. Osowa's clinical interests: 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), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osowa is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and a graduate of St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit's residency program.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Palaganas include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Dr. Palaganas is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Caicco's clinical interests: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and diabetic neuropathy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include 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 a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rehman include obesity, diabetes, and anti-aging. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). Dr. Rehman graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Rehman (or staff) is conversant in 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Roseville, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Novi, MI. For his residency, Dr. Montoni trained at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Montoni has a special interest in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. Deborah Jo Le Van, MPH, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11885 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 300a
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Deborah Levan sees patients in Warren, MI. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Levan is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital for her residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levan takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 works as a general internist in Detroit, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ott takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Ott attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Dr. Ott's 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.