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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Dr. Bell is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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 specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Hannen obtained her medical school training at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Her areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Romanian. Dr. Hannen is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Timothy Frey sees patients in Gladstone, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Frey's clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Frey an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Robert Drogan is a family medicine practitioner in Gladstone, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drogan takes. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Drogan's professional affiliations include 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 practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine and wound care in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Maturo's areas of expertise include diabetes, minor surgery, and joint injections. Patient ratings for Dr. Maturo average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Maturo welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiner include diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Weiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency.

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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's clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fredrickson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Fredrickson's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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 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, in addition to 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 professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Andrew Jurgensmeier's medical specialty is family medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jurgensmeier takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sports Injuries

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

Dr. Stanley Anderson is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in labor and delivery (childbirth) and da vinci surgery. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Dr. Anderson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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

Dr. Kenneth Mann works as an internist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and preventive care. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mann is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Robert Dattilio sees patients in Gladstone, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dattilio include prostate problems, disc problems, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dattilio honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Dr. Dunbar is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Varaporn Treemaneekarn practices general internal medicine. Dr. Treemaneekarn is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Treemaneekarn attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Treemaneekarn is conversant in Thai. Dr. Treemaneekarn is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. Dr. Treemaneekarn is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Janelle Lee's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, skin issues, and women's health issues. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Skin Issues, 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 practices family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology in Kansas City, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Levine is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levine has indicated that her clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth). She is affiliated with Research Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at 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.
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