We found 32 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept ppoNEXT near La Grange, IL.

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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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

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

Dr. Donald Woznica specializes in family medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Woznica include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Dr. Woznica is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). Dr. Woznica is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

Dr Edmund Walter Vizinas MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL

Dr. Edmund Vizinas' specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Vizinas's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vizinas attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Lithuanian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr Daniel Owens MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
715 Lake Street; Suite 120
Oak Park, IL

Dr. Daniel Owens' area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Owens's areas of expertise include diabetes, macular degeneration, and eye surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Owens takes. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachme ... (Read more)

Jesse K Park MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.99 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
100 Tower Drive; Suite 105
Burr Ridge, IL

Dr. Jesse Park works as an internist in Burr Ridge, IL. Dr. Park studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. These areas are among his 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. Dr. Park is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Headache, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Preventive Care, Wei ... (Read more)

Dr Dilip Shah MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Internal Medicine
6134 S Harlem Avenue
Summit, IL

Dr. Dilip Shah practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Ingalls Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Anoscopy, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardia ... (Read more)

Dr Elizabeth Nguyen Kirchoff DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 South Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff practices family medicine. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirchoff include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kirchoff honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Manipulation, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems ... (Read more)

Dr Robert J Kash MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.3 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
6545 W. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL

Dr. Robert Kash sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Kash's clinical interests: thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, G ... (Read more)

Dr Manish I Desai DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
5909 W 35th Street
Cicero, IL

Dr. Manish Desai works as a general internist in Cicero, IL. His clinical interests include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Desai is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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Dr Kenneth Nelson MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.65 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
2434 Wolf Road
Westchester, IL

Dr. Kenneth Nelson is a Westchester, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Nelson's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH), Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Nelson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Contraception, Fibromy ... (Read more)

Dr William Nelson MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL

Dr. William Nelson's specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson's clinical interests include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Nelson (or staff) speaks German and Italian. His hospital/clinic 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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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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Dr Donald Higgins DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.93 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2434 Wolf Road
Westchester, IL

Dr. Donald Higgins practices family medicine in Westchester, IL. These areas are among Dr. Higgins's clinical interests: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Higgins's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, M ... (Read more)

Dr Daniel Hunter Smith MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
Lagrange, IL

Dr. Daniel Hunter-Smith's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunter-Smith include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Hunter-Smith takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His 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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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

Marc A Freed DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (63 ratings)
8711 W. Cermak Road
Riverside, IL

Dr. Marc Freed practices general pediatrics. Dr. Freed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: premature babies, heart problems, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Freed's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freed honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Osteopathic Medicine, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Pro ... (Read more)

Dr Daphne Tessalee MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 S Willow Springs S; Pavilion 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL

Dr. Daphne Tessalee specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tessalee include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Tessalee is affiliated with Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH), Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College.

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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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