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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. Dr. Kennedy graduated from Queen's University Belfast. His residency was performed at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. His areas of expertise include the following: amenorrhea (missed periods), adrenal cancer, and metabolic syndrome. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kennedy include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Award as Exemplary Teacher, University of Florida; and Honeyman-Gillespie Lecturer, University of Edinburgh. Dr. Kennedy's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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. Mary Kellis is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Dr. Kellis's areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, vitamin D deficiency, and gynecomastia. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Kellis attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Kellis accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kellis has received include "Fellow of the Year" Award (Endocrinology), NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital and Chief Resident (Internal Medicine Residency), NYU Langone Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital.

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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 works as an adult endocrinologist. These areas are among Dr. Makin's clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and acne. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency. Dr. Makin is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Marymount Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

Dr. Mario Skugor specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave Dr. Skugor an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, vitamin D deficiency, and thyroid cancer. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skugor accepts. Dr. Skugor graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. He has received the following distinction: Pfizer Scholars in Endocrinology Award, Oregon Health Sciences University. In addition to English, he speaks Croatian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

Dr. Adi Mehta works as an adult endocrinologist in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Twinsburg, OH. His clinical interests include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and metabolic disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Mehta studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His residency was performed at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal and London Health Sciences Centre. The average patient rating for Dr. Mehta is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He has received distinctions including 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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Cleveland, OH, Solon, OH, and Twinsburg, OH. Dr. Raghavendra's areas of expertise include menopause, amenorrhea (missed periods), and graves disease. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She attended Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Raghavendra is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Naveen Uli practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Uli is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uli obtained Dr. Uli's medical school training at Mysore Medical College and 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. Dr. Hendrickson accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hendrickson trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. He speaks Spanish. His professional 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 is a family medicine practitioner in Cleveland, OH and Chagrin Falls, OH. Dr. Yunus (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Yunus is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then went on to complete her residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Yunus is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yunus takes.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at North General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, depression, and female incontinence. Dr. Iheme is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

Dr. Laura Lipold sees patients in Beachwood, OH and Warrensville Heights, OH. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipold include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Lipold is affiliated with South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Lipold is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Her residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lipold include: Top Doc and Cleveland Magazine.

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

Dr. Kendalle Cobb works as a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cobb is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, Dr. Cobb attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Cobb (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code Cf10
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. James Hekman is a general internist. Patients gave Dr. Hekman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer screening, depression, and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hekman graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Michael Millstein specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Millstein include LASIK, anterior uveitis (iritis), and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Millstein is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 General Internal Medicine
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So30
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Aparna Prakash's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Prakash attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. Patients gave Dr. Prakash an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Dr. Yong Chen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code Cf10
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. Yong Chen's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Shanghai Medical University and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Nyack Hospital.

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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.