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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. Before completing his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Dr. Kennedy attended medical school at Queen's University Belfast. His clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and adrenal cancer. Patients gave Dr. Kennedy an average rating of 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. His distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Award as Exemplary Teacher, University of Florida; and Honeyman-Gillespie Lecturer, University of Edinburgh. Dr. Kennedy is professionally 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' medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Kellis is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, vitamin D deficiency, and gynecomastia. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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. She speaks Greek. Dr. Kellis 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 is an endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Makin include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Makin trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Makin is professionally 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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. He speaks Croatian. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, vitamin D deficiency, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Skugor is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He attended medical school at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. On average, patients gave Dr. Skugor a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He has received the distinction of Pfizer Scholars in Endocrinology Award, Oregon Health Sciences University.

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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 physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Mehta has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Mehta attended medical school 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. He has received the following distinctions: 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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raghavendra include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Raghavendra takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She is professionally 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 in Cleveland, OH, Twinsburg, OH, and Akron, OH. He is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH). He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uli attended Mysore Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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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 is a plastic surgeon in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hendrickson include amputation, dermabrasion, and moles. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hendrickson's 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She studied medicine at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). For her residency, Dr. Yunus trained at Lutheran Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yunus accepts. Dr. Yunus (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Yunus is professionally 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 and practices in Bedford, OH and Cleveland, OH. Dr. Iheme's areas of expertise include menopause, depression, and female incontinence. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos College of Medicine and a graduate of North General Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipold include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipold honors. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Lipold trained 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 sees patients in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Twinsburg, OH. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, anterior uveitis (iritis), and cataract surgery. Dr. Millstein accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for his residency. Dr. Millstein has received distinctions including Senior with the Highest Academic Record, Case Western Reserve University and Senior with the Best Performance in Chemistry, Lubrizol Corporation. Dr. Millstein is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Cobb is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cobb accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. 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) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Cobb is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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. Dr. Prakash studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prakash 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's specialty is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hekman's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, depression, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Hekman studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center.

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

Dr. Donald Long's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Long an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Long include depression, metabolic syndrome, and headache. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Long performed his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. He has received the following distinction: America's Best Doctors.

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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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