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We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Cigna near Town and Country, MO.

Dr. Neil Harris White, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Neil White's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. White is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. White is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Hypoglycemia, Behavior Therapy, Diabetes

Dr. Bess Adkins Marshall, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bess Marshall is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Marshall attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Marshall is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Hypoglycemia, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Hypopituitarism

Dr. Abby Solomon Hollander, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Abby Hollander, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Hollander accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hollander graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Hypoglycemia, Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 North Mason Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Charles Kilo works as an endocrinologist in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Kilo include diabetes and metabolism. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Kilo attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Julie Martha Silverstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Julie Silverstein is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Silverstein include diabetes, pituitary tumor, and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silverstein takes. Dr. Silverstein studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. She is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor

Dr. Marina Litvin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10 Barnes West Drive; Po Box 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marina Litvin's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Litvin speaks Russian. She has a special interest in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Litvin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes

Dr. Naga Mani Yalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10 Barnes West Drive; Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Naga Yalla is an adult endocrinology specialist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and thyroid problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Yalla graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and then she performed her residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She speaks Telugu. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Jeremy James McCormick, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeremy McCormick's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. Dr. McCormick accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He speaks Italian. Dr. McCormick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, External Fixation, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda M Tsai, MD, BA
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10 Barnes West Drive; Building 2 Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Linda Tsai is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Tsai's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Retinopathy, Implant Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Einer Johnson, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include foot reconstruction and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Johnson takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela L Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Angela Brown's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Anthony Kulczycki Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Kulczycki specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Kulczycki obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and sinus problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. Dr. Kulczycki is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, Baby Colic

Dr. Hany S Salama, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8790 Watson Road; Suite 201
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hany Salama's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. Dr. Salama accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Salama attended medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Salama is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Anthony's Hospital, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Abraham Manuel Phillips, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
777 S. New Ballas Road; #223w
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Abraham Phillips sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Troy, MO. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Phillips's clinical interests encompass diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. Dr. Phillips has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. John E Morley, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
2345 Dougherty Ferry Road; Suite 420
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Morley specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Morley include diabetes and metabolism. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Patients rated Dr. Morley highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

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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.