We found 86 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept CIGNA PPO near Hinsdale, IL.

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Dr. Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 4.7 stars (10 ratings)
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Bayrakdar speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayrakdar honors. Dr. Bayrakdar has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hyperglycemia, Diabetes

Dr. Hong Shing Lee M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
201 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 26
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hong Lee's specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Cantonese. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Tahir Rohail MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rohail attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Rohail's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Iram Aleem Ahmed MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 2.89 stars (12 ratings)
2500 S. Highland Avenue, Suite 230; Suite 205
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pneumonia. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). Dr. Ahmed graduated from Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westlake Hospital. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Pneumonia, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Susan J. Anderson-Nelson M.D.
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
average rating 4.25 stars (2 ratings)
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson practices surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and macular degeneration. Dr. Anderson-Nelson honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. She completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Dr. Anderson-Nelson's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

Noha S. Ekdawi M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
average rating 4.25 stars (4 ratings)
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Dr. Ekdawi takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ekdawi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ekdawi has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.71 stars (7 ratings)
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan works as a general internist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Khan studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Dr. Daniel Owens M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
126 W First Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Owens, who practices in Hinsdale, IL, Lombard, IL, and Oak Park, IL, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Owens's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Owens is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Mr. Scott Duncan Robertson DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.25 stars (5 ratings)
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 300
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Scott Robertson is a La Grange, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and adolescent issues. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Robertson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Dr. Jonathan David Meek M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek works as a family practitioner in Downers Grove, IL. Before completing his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Dr. Meek attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek's areas of expertise include diabetes, annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), and cancer screening. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH).

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Stanislava Coufal M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 2.33 stars (6 ratings)
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 2c
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Stanislava Coufal's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Coufal (or staff) speaks Czech, Polish, and Russian. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, learning disabilities, and premature babies. Dr. Coufal's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. She obtained her medical school training at Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coufal accepts. She is accepting new patients.

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Jesse K. Park MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.99 stars (18 ratings)
100 Tower Drive; Suite 105
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Park is an internist in Burr Ridge, IL. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Park's clinical interests: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Park is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Park is open to new patients.

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Dr. Carolyn Rae MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.75 stars (2 ratings)
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH).

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Dr. Marie K. Philobos M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 3.25 stars (6 ratings)
8310 Lemont Road
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos works as a pediatrician. Patient ratings for Dr. Philobos average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, premature babies, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Philobos is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Philobos studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Sheri Evans DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.83 stars (3 ratings)
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Sheri Evans is a Woodridge, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Evans is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Evans graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Dr. Elizabeth Nguyen Kirchoff D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow; Springs-2nd Floor South Pav
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff sees patients in La Grange, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Kirchoff attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH), Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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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