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We found 23 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 specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Lashin's areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and thyroid cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Lashin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lashin attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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)

Dr. Philippe Gerard Berenger, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Philippe Berenger is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Cleveland, OH, Lorain, OH, and Avon, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Berenger include celiac plexus block, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Berenger's training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Anantha Reddy specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Patient reviews placed Dr. Reddy at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include leg pain, hip pain, and knee pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Euclid Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Reddy accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center's residency program. His distinctions include: America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America, Washington, D.C.; Member, American Medical Association; and Member, Aapmr. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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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. Dr. Tadross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Health System and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. His education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Egypt Ministry of Health, Western Reserve Care System, and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Daniel Allan is a family medicine practitioner in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. The average patient rating for Dr. Allan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Allan include warts, depression, and community health issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Allan obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He is 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)

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

Dr. Annie Tan works as an internist in Westlake, OH and Avon, OH. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Southworth specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Dr. Southworth's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Southworth attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for her residency.

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

Dr. Shrif Costandi's specialty is legal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and hip pain. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Costandi is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Costandi attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Academy of Medicine Recognition Award for Research efforts. In addition to English, Dr. Costandi speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. James Gutierrez is an internist in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. The average patient rating for Dr. Gutierrez is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Gutierrez accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutierrez is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He has received distinctions including Top Doctors; Cleveland magazine, since; and Division of Regional Medical Practice Outstanding Clinician. He 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Westlake, OH and Avon, OH. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pressler trained at Fairview Hospital. His areas of expertise include warts, heart problems, and depression. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pressler honors 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. He 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Knapp specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Knapp is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He is professionally 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. Daniel Sweeney's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Sweeney is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of Fairview Hospital's residency program. Dr. Sweeney has received distinctions including Regional Medical Practice Community Service Award and Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic. 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 practices general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Herbert's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and metabolic syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Herbert accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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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 physician in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Before completing his residency at Fairview Hospital, Dr. Smolak attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Smolak include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Smolak's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He 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)

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

Dr. Nancy Wu's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu takes. She studied medicine at 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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Specializes in Podiatry
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Lz10
Avon, OH
 

Dr. John Cann's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Cann's clinical interests: hallux valgus (big toe bunion), foot reconstruction, and sports health. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Cann is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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