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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lashin include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and thyroid cancer. 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. Dr. Lashin obtained his medical school training at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally 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 General Internal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Nabil Tadross is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Tadross's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Egypt Ministry of Health, Western Reserve Care System, and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. His professional affiliations include Mercy Health System and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Anantha Reddy's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among Dr. Reddy's clinical interests: leg pain, hip pain, and knee pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center's residency program. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Reddy's hospital/clinic 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 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. Dr. Berenger's residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berenger include celiac plexus block, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berenger takes. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. His medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Allan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allan include warts, depression, and community health issues. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Annie Tan practices general internal medicine in Westlake, OH and Avon, OH. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Tan graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then she performed 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's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before completing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Southworth attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Southworth is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Southworth 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 Legal Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Avw2
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Shrif Costandi's area of specialization is legal medicine. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Costandi's clinical interests include second opinions, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and stellate ganglion block. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Costandi 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 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. Dr. Pressler's areas of expertise include the following: warts, heart problems, and depression. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pressler accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Pressler trained at Fairview Hospital for residency. 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. 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. Joseph Knapp is an internist in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Dr. Knapp has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Knapp include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Sweeney is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweeney include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Sweeney is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of Fairview Hospital's residency program. Dr. Sweeney's distinctions include: Regional Medical Practice Community Service Award and Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic.

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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. Eileen Herbert sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Herbert's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and metabolic syndrome. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Herbert is 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gutierrez include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Gutierrez takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Gutierrez has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors; Cleveland magazine, since; and Division of Regional Medical Practice Outstanding Clinician. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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 graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Fairview Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Smolak is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Nancy Wu is an internist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests 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 several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Wu performed her residency 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 is a podiatrist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cann include hallux valgus (big toe bunion), foot reconstruction, and sports health. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cann takes. 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)

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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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