We found 90 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Silver HMO near La Grange Park, IL.

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Nila Vora MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 4.14 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
2160 S 1st Avenue; (7511 Lemont Road, Darien, Il. 60561)
Maywood, IL

Dr. Nila Vora is an adult endocrinologist. Before completing her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Vora attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. She has a special interest in diabetes and aviation medical exams. Patients gave Dr. Vora an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora accepts. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, Aviation Medical Exams

Dr Ammar Adnan Bayrakdar MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL

Dr. Ammar Bayrakdar's specialty is adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Bayrakdar performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and diabetes. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bayrakdar is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Bayrakdar's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hyperglycemia, Diabetes

Dr Hong Shing Lee MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
911 N. Elm Street; St. 115
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Hong Lee's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL

Dr. Mary Emanuele, who practices in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Emanuele honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Emanuele is professionally affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Gerald Charnogursky MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 4.84 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
2160 S 1st Avenue; (9608 Roberts Road, Hickory Hills, Il. 60457)
Maywood, IL

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky sees patients in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patients rated Dr. Charnogursky highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Charnogursky has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Charnogursky's professional affiliations include Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Sarah Nadeem MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL

Dr. Sarah Nadeem sees patients in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, she performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. These areas are among Dr. Nadeem's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nadeem (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Jennifer K Bussell MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3722 Harlem Avenue; Suite 101
Riverside, IL

Dr. Jennifer Bussell is a physician who specializes in general practice and general internal medicine. Dr. Bussell graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes residency programs at MacNeal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bussell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues

Dr Tahir Rohail MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2910 Harlem Avenue; #1
Riverside, IL

Dr. Tahir Rohail sees patients in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rohail is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rohail's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Diabetes, Arthritis, Heart Failure, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Scree ... (Read more)

Hasan Khan MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.71 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL

Dr. Hasan Khan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Khan studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Khan's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Urgent Care, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Manipulation, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Proble ... (Read more)

Dr Norma A Lopez MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL

Dr. Norma Lopez specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lopez speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lopez honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Pi ... (Read more)

Edward Sankary MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.19 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2160 S 1st Avenue; (16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park, Il. 60467)
Maywood, IL

Dr. Edward Sankary is a general internist in Orland Park, IL and Maywood, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sankary include diabetes, primary care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sankary has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sankary is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Hospital and Loyola Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Primary Care, Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Endocrine Di ... (Read more)

Dr Susan J AndersonNelson MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Susan Anderson-Nelson is a surgeon and ophthalmologist in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among Dr. Anderson-Nelson's clinical interests: diabetes and macular degeneration. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Anderson-Nelson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Retina Problems

Dr Donald Woznica Jr MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6283 S Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL

Dr. Donald Woznica specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Woznica's clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, At ... (Read more)

Noha S Ekdawi MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Noha Ekdawi is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ekdawi include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ekdawi takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ekdawi attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ekdawi is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Down Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Diabetes, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Newborn Care, Eye Pro ... (Read more)

O Kent Mercado DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
6545 W North Avenue
Oak Park, IL

Dr. O. Mercado works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Mercado's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, foot problems, and leg ulcers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mercado has an open panel. For his professional training, Dr. Mercado completed a residency program at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. In addition to English, Dr. Mercado (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Leg Ulcers

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

Dr. Scott Robertson is a family practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Robertson include diabetes, osteoporosis, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Robertson is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Robertson's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Osteoporosis, We ... (Read more)

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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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