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

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

Dr. A. Kennedy's specialty is adult endocrinology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and adrenal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kennedy attended Queen's University Belfast for medical school and subsequently trained at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; Award as Exemplary Teacher, University of Florida; and Honeyman-Gillespie Lecturer, University of Edinburgh.

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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 practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Kellis obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, vitamin D deficiency, and gynecomastia. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she 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 speaks Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 practices adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and fine needle aspiration (FNA). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Makin takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Marymount Hospital, and 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 So1
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Mario Skugor specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Skugor include disorders of calcium metabolism, vitamin D deficiency, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Skugor is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Skugor's education and training includes medical school at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. He has received professional recognition including the following: Pfizer Scholars in Endocrinology Award, Oregon Health Sciences University. He speaks Croatian.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Mehta has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Mehta is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal and London Health Sciences Centre. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mehta include: Listed in "Best Doctors in America" and Cleveland Super Doctors.

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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 Raghavendra is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Raghavendra include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Raghavendra honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing her residency at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Raghavendra attended Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school. She 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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uli takes. After completing medical school at Mysore Medical College, Dr. Uli performed Dr. Uli's residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Uli is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH).

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
29800 Bainbridge Road
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Mark Hendrickson works as a plastic surgeon in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hendrickson's areas of expertise include amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Hendrickson graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lutheran Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

Dr. Samina Yunus sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Chagrin Falls, OH. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Yunus highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Yunus graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). She trained at Lutheran Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Yunus (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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

Dr. Uche Iheme's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Iheme include menopause, depression, and female incontinence. Dr. Iheme is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at North General Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

Dr. Kendalle Cobb practices family medicine. Dr. Cobb attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cobb (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Laura Lipold is a family practitioner. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lipold's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She obtained her medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Her distinctions include: Top Doc and Cleveland Magazine. Dr. Lipold is professionally affiliated with South Pointe Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Millstein practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Twinsburg, OH. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include LASIK, anterior uveitis (iritis), and cataract surgery. Dr. Millstein takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Millstein's distinctions include: Senior with the Highest Academic Record, Case Western Reserve University and Senior with the Best Performance in Chemistry, Lubrizol Corporation. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So30
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Aparna Prakash is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Prakash's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prakash attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. James Hekman is a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hekman include cancer screening, depression, and heart problems. Patients gave Dr. Hekman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Donald Long's specialty is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Long's areas of expertise include the following: depression, metabolic syndrome, and headache. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Long accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of America's Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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.