We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Gladstone, MO.

Dr. Amanda Megan Weeks Bell, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5844 Nw Barry Road; Suite 270
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Amanda Bell's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bell's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bell attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Thyroid Cancer, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Marina Nicolae Hannen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5501 Nw 62nd Terr; Suite 201
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Marina Hannen is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Hannen's areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hannen takes. She attended the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Hannen is conversant in Romanian.

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Dr. Timothy C Frey, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Frey practices family medicine. Dr. Frey's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Frey attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Carl Philip Weiner, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
101 Nw Englewood Road; Suite 103
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Carl Weiner specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiner include diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and polycystic kidney disease. His professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert W Drogan, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Drogan works as a family practitioner in Gladstone, MO. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Drogan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Drogan attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care, Internal Medicine
5400 N Oak Trfwy; Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Maturo is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and wound care. Dr. Maturo's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, minor surgery, and joint injections. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Maturo takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5400 N Oak Trfwy; Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Dann Fredrickson's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Fredrickson has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Meritas Health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fredrickson is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fredrickson has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Stanley Ladell Anderson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5330 North Oak Trafficway; Suite 203
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Anderson practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Anderson is especially interested in labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Anderson is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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Dr. Cecily Anne Clark-Ganheart, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
101 Nw Englewood Road; Suite 103
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Cecily Clark-Ganheart is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Clark-Ganheart's areas of expertise include the following: amniocentesis, diabetes, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Clark-Ganheart's medical residency was performed at Hurley Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
9411 N Oak; Suite 100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Jurgensmeier's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Jurgensmeier attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sports Injuries

Dr. Robert E Dattilio, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Dattilio practices family medicine in Gladstone, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Dattilio's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2700 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 400
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kenneth Mann specializes in general internal medicine. In his practice, Dr. Mann focuses on diabetes and preventive care. Dr. Mann honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Meritas Health.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Janelle Jean Plavchan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5844 Nw Barry Road; Suite 110
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Janelle Lee specializes in family medicine and practices in Kansas City, MO. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, skin issues, and women's health issues. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2000 Ne Vivion Road; Suite 100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Braden Dunbar's area of specialization is family medicine. She is affiliated with Meritas Health. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dunbar welcomes new patients. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Immunization, Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2700 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 400
N Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Varaporn Treemaneekarn works as a general internist in North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Treemaneekarn is affiliated with Meritas Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Treemaneekarn honors. Dr. Treemaneekarn has an open panel. Dr. Treemaneekarn graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Treemaneekarn speaks Thai.

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All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Meredith Cindi Levine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5330 North Oak Trafficway; Suite 203
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Meredith Levine specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Kansas City, MO. She is rated highly by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in labor and delivery (childbirth). Dr. Levine is affiliated with Research Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levine is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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.