We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept TRICARE Prime near Alpharetta, GA.

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Dr. Imran Ali Syed, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
11820 Northfall Lane; Suite 1101
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Imran Syed is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Syed is a graduate of Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Syed trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Syed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Suzanne Jeannette Turner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1357 Hembree Road; Suite 240
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Suzanne Turner specializes in family medicine and practices in Roswell, GA. Patients gave Dr. Turner an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and women's health issues. She is affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Turner obtained her medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Anila H Qidwai, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1570 Old Alabama Road
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Anila Qidwai is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. Dr. Qidwai is professionally affiliated with Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital. She graduated from Dow Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Qidwai trained at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Qidwai's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Julius Kolawole Adebisi, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
401 S Main Street; Suite C7
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Julius Adebisi graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adebisi include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave Dr. Adebisi an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Adebisi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yoruba. Dr. Adebisi is affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Dharmaraj Halligouda Patil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11379 Southbridge Parkway; Suite A
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Dharmaraj Patil specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Alpharetta, GA and Johns Creek, GA. After completing medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Worcester Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Patil has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patil honors. Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endoscopy, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Gorka Zurinaga, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11785 Northfall Lane; Suite 506
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Gorka Zurinaga specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Roswell, GA and Alpharetta, GA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zurinaga has a special interest in diabetes and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Orlando Health. Dr. Zurinaga's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zurinaga accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Suresh R Gudur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11810 Northfall Lane; Suite 1202
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Suresh Gudur sees patients in Cumming, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Johns Creek, GA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gudur include prostate problems, genital warts, and menopause. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gudur is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner and performed his residency at Prince George's Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gudur's professional affiliations include Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Chukwudi Uchegbu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3005 Royal Boulevard South; Suite 220
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Chukwudi Uchegbu's area of specialization is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Uchegbu at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uchegbu accepts. Dr. Uchegbu (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes

Mitchell P Hilsen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1350 Upper Hembree Road; Suite 100
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Mitchell Hilsen's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He has a special interest in diabetes, foot problems, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Hilsen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems

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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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