We found 20 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity near Blue Springs, MO.

Dr. Renato Mendoza Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Renato Sandoval is a Lees Summit, MO physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, disorders of calcium metabolism, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Sandoval's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Sandoval is conversant in Filipino.

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Dr. Kathleen Ann Alm, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 245
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Kathleen Alm works as an adult endocrinologist in Independence, MO. Dr. Alm's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alm takes. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Alm has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. William V Andrews, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 245
Independence, MO
 

Dr. William Andrews is an adult endocrinology specialist in Independence, MO. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Andrews is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. John Joseph Connolly III, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Connolly practices general internal medicine in Independence, MO. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. Jennifer J Patterson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4721 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Patterson specializes in family medicine. Dr. Patterson is rated highly by her patients. She is affiliated with Research Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She trained at Cox Family Medicine Residency for her residency.

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Dr. Frank Donaldson Lewis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Nw Mock Avenue; Suite 100
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Frank Lewis' specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lewis is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Mohd Iqbal Boda, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
3490 Northeast Ralph Powell Road; Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mohd Boda works as an internal medicine hospitalist. His areas of expertise include ear pain, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. The average patient rating for Dr. Boda is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boda accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar. Dr. Boda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Dr. Pamela S Maben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4911 South Arrowhead Drive; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Pamela Maben works as an internist and geriatrician in Independence, MO. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and anxiety. Dr. Maben's professional affiliations include Menorah Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maben takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Bruce D Scully, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
725 North West State Route 7; Suite A
Blue Springs, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Scully works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Scully's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Scully include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and chronic sinusitis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scully accepts. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County for residency. Dr. Scully is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Dr. Elizabeth A Andes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Andes' specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: male incontinence, depression, and female incontinence. Dr. Andes is affiliated with Research Medical Center. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Andes has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Karmel L Carothers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4721 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Karmel Carothers specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Independence, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Carothers include ear pain, immunotherapy, and dizziness. Dr. Carothers is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Carothers is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carothers honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Ibrahim A Mourad, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 400 B
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Ibrahim Mourad sees patients in Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO, and Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Mourad is affiliated with Carondelet Health and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mourad takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Mourad attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Mahesh Dutt Chandra, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4911 South Arrowhead Drive; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Mahesh Chandra practices general internal medicine in Independence, MO. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chandra accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Ammon L Verdught, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 200
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Ammon Verdught works as a general internist in Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Verdught has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Verdught include diabetes, diabetes management, and general care. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Verdught completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Marjon M Gillbanks, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Marjon Gillbanks works as an internist. Before completing her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Gillbanks attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Louis A Orlando, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
19550 E 39th Street; Suite 335
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Louis Orlando is a general internist in Independence, MO. Dr. Orlando's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Orlando's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System, St. Luke's Hospital, and Truman Medical Centers. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Dr. Orlando is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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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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