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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lashin include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and thyroid cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as 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 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)

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

Dr. Nabil Tadross is a general internist. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Tadross obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Egypt Ministry of Health, Western Reserve Care System, and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Patient ratings for Dr. Tadross average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tadross honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

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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. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His clinical interests include leg pain, hip pain, and knee pain. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Reddy a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America, Washington, D.C.; Member, American Medical Association; and Member, Aapmr.

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

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

Dr. Philippe Berenger's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Cleveland, OH, Lorain, OH, and Avon, OH. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berenger's areas of expertise include the following: celiac plexus block, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Berenger trained at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Allan's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allan include warts, depression, and community health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allan 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 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan obtained her medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 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)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Southworth is a general internist in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Southworth graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for her residency. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Southworth honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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 medical specialist in legal medicine. Dr. Costandi's areas of expertise include second opinions, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and hip pain. His professional affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Costandi studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Costandi trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Academy of Medicine Recognition Award for Research efforts. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Richard Pressler's area of specialization is family medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, heart problems, and depression. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pressler takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Pressler has received the following distinctions: 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Knapp accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Knapp completed his residency training at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He 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)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Sweeney is a family practice physician. Dr. Sweeney is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Sweeney has received distinctions including Regional Medical Practice Community Service Award and Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sweeney 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)

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

Dr. Eileen Herbert sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Herbert include alcohol abuse, menopause, and metabolic syndrome. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Herbert honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. She trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Herbert 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. James Gutierrez is an internist in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Patients gave Dr. Gutierrez an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors; Cleveland magazine, since; and Division of Regional Medical Practice Outstanding Clinician. Dr. Gutierrez 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; Mail Code Avw4-2
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Michael Smolak specializes in family medicine. He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smolak completed a residency program at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Smolak's clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smolak accepts. Dr. Smolak 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Wu is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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 works as a foot doctor in Cleveland, OH, Avon, OH, and Lorain, OH. For his residency, Dr. Cann trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Cann include hallux valgus (big toe bunion), foot reconstruction, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cann accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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)

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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.