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 practices adult endocrinology in Lorain, OH and Avon, OH. After completing medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lashin include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Lashin's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lashin is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He graduated from Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include leg pain, hip pain, and knee pain. Dr. Reddy has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Reddy is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reddy include: Member, Aapmr Member, Cir Member, AANS; Member, NASS Member, AIUM; and Life Member, Harvard medical school postgraduate association. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Euclid Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Allan works as a family practice physician in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Dr. Allan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and community health issues. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Allan attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Community Health Issues, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (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. Dr. Berenger's areas of expertise include the following: celiac plexus block, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. He 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 General Internal Medicine, Other
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Annie Tan sees patients in Westlake, OH and Avon, OH. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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

Dr. Shrif Costandi's specialty is legal medicine. Areas of expertise 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. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costandi accepts. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: New York Academy of Medicine Recognition Award for Research efforts. Dr. Costandi is conversant in Arabic.

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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 a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Knapp's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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. Eileen Herbert is an internist. She obtained her medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and metabolic syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Herbert average 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herbert takes. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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 family practice physician. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Pressler completed his residency training at Fairview Hospital. His areas of expertise include warts, heart problems, and depression. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Pressler is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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 Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Sweeney's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sweeney's clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Sweeney is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sweeney trained at Fairview Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Regional Medical Practice Community Service Award and Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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. Nabil Tadross specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Avon, OH and Cleveland, OH. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tadross trained at Egypt Ministry of Health, Western Reserve Care System, and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities for residency. Dr. Tadross is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. John Cann's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Patient reviews placed Dr. Cann at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hallux valgus (big toe bunion), foot reconstruction, and sports health. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Cann trained at the University of Chicago Medical 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 practices general internal medicine in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gutierrez include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Gutierrez's distinctions include: Top Doctors; Cleveland magazine, since; and Division of Regional Medical Practice Outstanding Clinician.

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

Dr. Michael Smolak practices family medicine in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Dr. Smolak's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smolak include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Smolak obtained his medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and 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. Elizabeth Southworth works as an internist. Before performing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Southworth attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Southworth include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. On average, patients gave Dr. Southworth a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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. Nancy Wu's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Wu an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Wu completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , 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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