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 is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. White obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He 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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Marshall's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Marshall attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes. Dr. Hollander takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Hollander's 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, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

Dr. Charles Kilo's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kilo include diabetes and metabolism. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Silverstein focuses on diabetes, pituitary tumor, and metabolism. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silverstein is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Silverstein speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Litvin include diabetes. Dr. Litvin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Yalla has a special interest in diabetes and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, Dr. Yalla completed her residency training at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She is conversant in Telugu.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Linda Tsai works as an ophthalmologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai accepts. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Tsai speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Jeremy James McCormick, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S Outer Forty Drive; Suite 210
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeremy McCormick works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. McCormick's areas of expertise include reconstructive surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. McCormick speaks Italian. 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: Hallux Valgus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, External Fixation, Reconstructive ... (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 orthopedist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johnson include foot reconstruction and ankle reconstruction. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Johnson performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a cardiologist. Dr. Brown graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Kulczycki's areas of expertise include asthma and sinus problems. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Kulczycki is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 works as a general internist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. Dr. Salama honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. After attending the University of Zambia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Anthony's Hospital, and SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO. Dr. Salama has an open panel.

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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 is a general pediatrician. Patient ratings for Dr. Phillips average 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Phillips's professional affiliations include SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles, and Des Peres Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Phillips welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Morley's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Morley attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is professionally affiliated with Des Peres Hospital.

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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.
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