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We found 24 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay OAHMO near Avon Lake, OH.

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

Dr. Ossama Lashin, who practices in Lorain, OH and Avon, OH, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Lashin has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lashin include amenorrhea (missed periods), thyroid cancer, and adrenal cancer. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Lashin attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Lashin speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Amenorrhea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anantha Reddy is a rehabilitation physician in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include leg pain, hip pain, and knee pain. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before performing his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Reddy attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reddy include: America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America, Washington, D.C.; Member, American Medical Association; and Member, Aapmr. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Pain, Hyaluronic Acid Joint ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Philippe Berenger works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Berenger's areas of expertise include celiac plexus block, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. For his residency, Dr. Berenger trained at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Berenger is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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

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

Dr. Nabil Tadross' medical specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Health System and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Tadross accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Egypt Ministry of Health, Western Reserve Care System, and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities for residency.

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Dr. Daniel Kenneth Allan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Allan specializes in family medicine and practices in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Dr. Allan's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and community health issues. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Dr. Allan attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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

Dr. Annie Tan is an internist in Westlake, OH and Avon, OH. Before completing 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 medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Southworth's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Southworth include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Southworth is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. Dr. Southworth is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Southworth accepts.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Sweeney practices family medicine in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. These areas are among Dr. Sweeney's clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweeney graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Fairview Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Regional Medical Practice Community Service Award and Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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

Dr. John Cann practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) in Cleveland, OH, Avon, OH, and Lorain, OH. Dr. Cann's areas of expertise include hallux valgus (big toe bunion), foot reconstruction, and sports health. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. His residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cann honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

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

Dr. Shrif Costandi's area of specialization is legal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Costandi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Costandi's areas of expertise include second opinions, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and hip pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Costandi attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Costandi has received the distinction of New York Academy of Medicine Recognition Award for Research efforts. He is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Facial Pain, Kyphoplasty, Hip Pain, Cluster Headache, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eileen Herbert's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, menopause, and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Herbert is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Herbert takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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Dr. James F Gutierrez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. James Gutierrez's specialty is general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Gutierrez attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Gutierrez is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His distinctions include: Top Doctors; Cleveland magazine, since; and Division of Regional Medical Practice Outstanding Clinician. Dr. Gutierrez is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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. Dr. Pressler has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Pressler include warts, heart problems, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pressler accepts. Before completing his residency at Fairview Hospital, Dr. Pressler attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. 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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Knapp's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Knapp include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Knapp is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at St. John's Mercy Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Knapp at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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

Dr. Michael Smolak's specialty is family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smolak's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Smolak is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed his residency at Fairview Hospital.

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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 rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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.