We found 23 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay OAHMO near Avon Lake, OH.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Avw3
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ossama Lashin is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Lashin is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lashin takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Aspiration, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code S31
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Anantha Reddy is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: leg pain, hip pain, and knee pain. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Reddy trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. He has received distinctions including Member, Aapmr Member, Cir Member, AANS; Member, NASS Member, AIUM; and Life Member, Harvard medical school postgraduate association. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Philippe Berenger is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patients gave Dr. Berenger an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include celiac plexus block, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Berenger is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neurostimulation, Occipital ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Allan's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and community health issues. Dr. Allan is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allan takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Community Health Issues, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Nabil Tadross practices general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Egypt Ministry of Health, Western Reserve Care System, and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities, Dr. Tadross attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tadross is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Annie Tan works as an internist. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Tan is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Tan attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Alcohol Abuse, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Elizabeth Southworth's specialty is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Southworth's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Southworth is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Legal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Avw2
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Shrif Costandi is a legal medicine specialist in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Dr. Costandi speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Costandi include second opinions, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and stellate ganglion block. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Costandi attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Academy of Medicine Recognition Award for Research efforts.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Second Opinions, Facial Pain, Kyphoplasty, Stellate Ganglion Block, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Hip ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Knapp is an internist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Knapp honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Knapp attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Eileen Herbert's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Herbert's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and metabolic syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. She attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Herbert trained at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Herbert's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Richard Pressler is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pressler include warts, heart problems, and depression. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Fairview Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pressler honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Honors Child Psychiatry Rotation, Medical College of Ohio, CCIII; Certificate of Appreciation, Research Association of Practicing Physicians; and Past Secretary, Department of Family Medicine, Southwest General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Sweeney is a family medicine practitioner in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweeney include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Sweeney is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Fairview Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sweeney is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweeney has received professional recognition including the following: Regional Medical Practice Community Service Award and Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Podiatry
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Lz10
Avon, OH
 

Dr. John Cann practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). These areas are among Dr. Cann's clinical interests: hallux valgus (big toe bunion), foot reconstruction, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Cann is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. James Gutierrez's medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Gutierrez's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Gutierrez has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors; Cleveland magazine, since; and Division of Regional Medical Practice Outstanding Clinician.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Avw4-2
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Michael Smolak works as a family medicine practitioner in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smolak at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Smolak is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Nancy Wu specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for her residency. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Wu is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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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