We found 29 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Gold near Solon, OH.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code Cs10
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. A. Kennedy practices adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kennedy include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and adrenal cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Queen's University Belfast for medical school, he completed his residency training at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Dr. Kennedy has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; Award as Exemplary Teacher, University of Florida; and Honeyman-Gillespie Lecturer, University of Edinburgh. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Mary Kellis works as an endocrinologist in Cleveland, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Solon, OH. Patient ratings for Dr. Kellis average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kellis's clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, vitamin D deficiency, and gynecomastia. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kellis has received include Listed as "Top doctor" in Cleveland Magazine; Selected as "Top doctor" by Castle Connolly In; and "Fellow of the Year" Award (Endocrinology), NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Kellis is conversant in Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Vinni Makin, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and fine needle aspiration (FNA). She is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Marymount Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, Dr. Makin completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. On average, patients gave Dr. Makin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So1
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Mario Skugor specializes in adult endocrinology. Before completing his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Skugor attended medical school at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Skugor's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, vitamin D deficiency, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Pfizer Scholars in Endocrinology Award, Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Skugor is conversant in Croatian. Dr. Skugor is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Adi Mehta specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mehta at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal and London Health Sciences Centre. He has received the following distinctions: Listed in "Best Doctors in America" and Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Pratibha Rao's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Rao obtained her medical school training at Bangalore University and performed her residency at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Naveen Kumar Uli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
8819 Commons Boulevard; Suite 202
Twinsburg, OH
 

Dr. Naveen Uli specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending Mysore Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Uli is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
29800 Bainbridge Road
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Mark Hendrickson, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Hendrickson a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hendrickson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lutheran Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
20000 Harvard Road; Mail Code Bd10
Warrensville Heights, OH
 

Dr. Laura Lipold's specialty is family medicine. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Lipold's residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Her areas of expertise include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipold has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doc and Cleveland Magazine. She is affiliated with South Pointe Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 Auburn Drive; Suite 100
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Michael Millstein specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Millstein average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Millstein include LASIK, anterior uveitis (iritis), and cataract surgery. Dr. Millstein is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Millstein honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received distinctions including Senior with the Highest Academic Record, Case Western Reserve University and Senior with the Best Performance in Chemistry, Lubrizol Corporation.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Kendalle Cobb's medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cobb is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cobb's clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Cobb performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. Dr. Cobb (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
88 Center Road; Suite 130
Bedford, OH
 

Dr. Uche Iheme practices general internal medicine in Bedford, OH and Cleveland, OH. Dr. Iheme's areas of expertise include menopause, depression, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He studied medicine at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Iheme trained at North General Hospital. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code Cf10
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. James Hekman is an internist in Cleveland, OH, Chagrin Falls, OH, and Lakewood, OH. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Hekman's clinical interests: cancer screening, depression, and heart problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average 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. Dr. Hekman is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code Cf10
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. Donald Long practices general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Long average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Long's clinical interests: depression, metabolic syndrome, and headache. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Long graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Long has received professional recognition including the following: America's Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20000 Harvard Road; Mail Code Spb1-239
Warrensville Heights, OH
 

Dr. Robert Juhasz practices general internal medicine in Cleveland, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Warrensville Heights, OH. Before completing Dr. Juhasz's residency at South Pointe Hospital, Dr. Juhasz attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Juhasz's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Juhasz is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Juhasz include: Cleveland Magazine : "Top Docs,"; Cleveland Super Doctors; and Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists. Dr. Juhasz speaks Hungarian. Dr. Juhasz is affiliated with South Pointe Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code Cf10
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. Samina Yunus' medical specialty is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Yunus's clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Yunus takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). She trained at Lutheran Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Yunus (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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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