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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 practices pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. White include diabetes and metabolism. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is 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 pediatric endocrinologist in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marshall graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Hollander's clinical interests encompass diabetes. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Hollander 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: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Hypoglycemia, Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julie Silverstein specializes in adult endocrinology. She obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Silverstein's clinical interests encompass diabetes, pituitary tumor, and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silverstein accepts. She speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Litvin is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Litvin include diabetes, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and metabolism. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Litvin speaks Russian. Her 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, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Charles Kilo practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Kilo is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Kilo accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Naga Yalla specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Her clinical interests include diabetes and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Yalla takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Yalla's residency was performed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Telugu.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. John E Morley, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2345 Dougherty Ferry Road; Suite 420
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Morley works as an endocrinologist and geriatrician. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Morley's areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

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

Dr. Jeremy McCormick is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. McCormick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. McCormick's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tsai include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tsai accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Tsai completed residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Tsai speaks Chinese. Her 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. Abraham Manuel Phillips, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
777 S. New Ballas Road; Suite 223w
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Abraham Phillips sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Troy, MO. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Phillips's clinical interests: diabetes and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Phillips takes. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, Dr. Phillips attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Phillips's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and St. Luke's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, General Care

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 medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include foot reconstruction and ankle reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with 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. 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's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Kulczycki's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and sinus problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kulczycki completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Kulczycki speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Angela Brown works as an adult cardiologist in Saint Louis, MO. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Brown is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Hany Salama sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Salama is a graduate of the University of Zambia School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis' residency program. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Anthony's Hospital, and Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. Dr. Salama's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

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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.