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

Dr. A. Kennedy's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and adrenal cancer. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast and a graduate of Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kennedy has received include 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' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kellis's clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, vitamin D deficiency, and gynecomastia. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Kellis attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kellis 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. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Dr. Kellis is 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 specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Makin include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Dr. Makin's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Her education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Makin 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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Skugor is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, vitamin D deficiency, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skugor obtained his medical school training at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and performed his 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. In addition to English, Dr. Skugor 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 works as an endocrinologist in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Twinsburg, OH. His areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Mehta completed his residency training at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal and London Health Sciences Centre. Patient ratings for Dr. Mehta average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta 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 is an adult endocrinologist. Her areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Raghavendra is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raghavendra's education and training includes medical school at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and residency at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Montefiore Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Cleveland, OH, Twinsburg, OH, and Akron, OH. Dr. Naveen Uli's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Uli is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH). Dr. Uli is a graduate of Mysore Medical College and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Uli honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 plastic surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. Patients rated Dr. Hendrickson highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hendrickson include amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hendrickson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hendrickson's 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 practices family medicine in Cleveland, OH and Chagrin Falls, OH. Dr. Yunus's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Yunus include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Yunus attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Her residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Yunus (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. 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 specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Iheme include menopause, depression, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Iheme accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine, he performed his residency at North General Hospital.

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Dr. Kendalle Cobb, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Kendalle Cobb is a family medicine physician in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Cobb's clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. Dr. Cobb (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Dr. Laura D Dorr Lipold, MD
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. The average patient rating for Dr. Lipold is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is professionally affiliated with South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Lipold is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lipold include: Top Doc and Cleveland Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. James Hekman is a general internist. Dr. Hekman's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hekman include cancer screening, depression, and heart problems. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hekman honors. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Michael Millstein is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Millstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: LASIK, anterior uveitis (iritis), and cataract surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Millstein is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Millstein has received professional recognition including the following: 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 practices general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Prakash is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine 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. Donald Long is an internist. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Long trained at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, metabolic syndrome, and headache. The average patient rating for Dr. Long is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Long has received professional recognition including the following: America's Best Doctors. Dr. Long 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.