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

Dr. Amanda Megan 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Bell include 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 graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Bell accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. She speaks Romanian. Dr. Hannen's areas of expertise include second opinions, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Renal Vascular Disease, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Jurgensmeier practices family medicine. Dr. Jurgensmeier honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Jurgensmeier attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Jurgensmeier is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sports Injuries

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

Dr. Dann Fredrickson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In Dr. Fredrickson's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Fredrickson is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Fredrickson is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. James Maturo's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and wound care. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, minor surgery, and joint injections. Dr. Maturo is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maturo takes. Dr. Maturo attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Dattilio specializes in family medicine and practices in Gladstone, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dattilio studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests 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 attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Weiner completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Weiner takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frey accepts. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Frey is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Braden Dunbar's specialty is family medicine. She is affiliated with Meritas Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunbar accepts. Dr. Dunbar welcomes new patients. Dr. Dunbar studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mann takes. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Meritas Health.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Robert Drogan is a family practitioner. Dr. Drogan graduated from 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 he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drogan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Trichotillomania, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, ... (Read more)

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 medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Clark-Ganheart include amniocentesis, diabetes, and high risk pregnancy. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hurley Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Clark-Ganheart attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Meredith Levine is a family medicine physician and general obstetrician and gynecologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Levine a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levine include labor and delivery (childbirth). She is affiliated with HCA Midwest Physicians and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine accepts. Dr. Levine studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Varaporn Treemaneekarn is a North Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Treemaneekarn is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Treemaneekarn accepts. Dr. Treemaneekarn's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Treemaneekarn studied medicine at 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. Stanley Ladell Anderson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5330 North Oak Trafficway; Suite 203
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Anderson is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Anderson graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In his practice, he is particularly interested in labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Anderson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, HCA Midwest Physicians, and Research Medical Center.

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

Dr. Janelle Lee is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Lee has a special interest in diabetes, skin issues, and women's health issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. Her professional affiliations include 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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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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