We found 30 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Kimberly, WI.

Dr. Iftikhar A Malik, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2500 E Capitol Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Iftikhar Malik is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Malik include disorders of calcium metabolism, cushing's syndrome, and diabetes. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Malik studied medicine at Punjab Medical College. He trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Malik (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Punjabi. Dr. Malik is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Melissa Villanueva Villanueva, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2500 E Capitol Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Melissa Garcia's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Garcia include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Garcia accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Rockford. She is conversant in Filipino.

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Dr. Sonya R Mariano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3916 N Intertech Court
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Sonya Eiben's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include menopause, menstrual disorders, and migraine. Dr. Eiben honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for residency. Dr. Eiben is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Jennifer E Frank, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Thedacare Fastcare - Darboy; W3208 Van Roy Road
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Jennifer Frank practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frank include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Dewitt Army Community Hospital. She is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Gunmeet Kaur Kaleka, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2005 Midway Road
Menasha, WI
 

Dr. Gunmeet Kaleka works as a family practitioner. Dr. Kaleka attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Kaleka's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. On average, patients gave Dr. Kaleka a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaleka is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaleka (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Kaleka is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Nathan C Grunwald, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2005 Midway Road
Menasha, WI
 

Dr. Nathan Grunwald works as a family practitioner. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Grunwald studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Grunwald trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Grunwald is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Carolyn M Blanc, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
520 W Third Street
Kimberly, WI
 

Dr. Carolyn Blanc is a Kimberly, WI physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Blanc (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. Dr. Blanc is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Blanc's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Christine A Newton, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2500 E Capitol Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Christine Newton's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Newton has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Calgary. Dr. Newton is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Aaron S Douglas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Attn: Administration; Attn: Administration
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Aaron Douglas works as a family medicine physician in Appleton, WI. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. Dr. Douglas is affiliated with ThedaCare. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Douglas takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. David J Shinkunas, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2500 E Capitol Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. David Shinkunas specializes in family medicine and practices in Appleton, WI. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shinkunas's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, menstrual disorders, and migraine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shinkunas takes. Dr. Shinkunas attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Thomas Keith Duncan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2500 E Capitol Drive; Suite 1200
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. T. Duncan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Duncan's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duncan takes. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Duncan speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Bruce R Danz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
305 E 12th Street
Kaukauna, WI
 

Dr. Bruce Danz specializes in family medicine. In Dr. Danz's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Michael A Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3916 N Intertech Court
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Michael Johnson specializes in general internal medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, High Cholesterol

Dr. Travis L Kroner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3916 N Intertech Court
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Travis Kroner is an Appleton, WI physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Kroner's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Kroner is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Orlando Angelo Lizardo Taleon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2500 E Capitol Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Orlando Taleon specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Appleton, WI. His clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Taleon is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Dr. Kari J Sheldon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2500 E Capitol Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Kari Sheldon practices family medicine in Black Creek, WI and Appleton, WI. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, menstrual disorders, and migraine. Dr. Sheldon is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Sheldon is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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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