We found 13 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Orland Park, IL.

Showing 1-13 of 13
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Gerald Ambrose Charnogursky, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Charnogursky works as an adult endocrinologist in Hickory Hills, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Charnogursky's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for his residency. Dr. Charnogursky has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Charnogursky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Farah Hasan is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Hasan has indicated that her clinical interests include thyroid problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Hasan is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Mehul R Vora, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Park Place Executive Plaza; 14544 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Mehul Vora is an adult endocrinology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Dr. Vora is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Palos Hospital. He studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Vora trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Vora honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Low Testosterone, Diabetes, Obesity

Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
15300 West Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Nittor Jayaram, who practices in Orland Park, IL and Tinley Park, IL, is a medical specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jayaram is affiliated with Palos Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jayaram is open to new patients. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Jayaram (or staff) speaks Hindi.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bone Density Test, Diabetes, Hormone Therapy

Dr. Ayesha Akbar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
15300 West Avenue; Suite 223
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ayesha Akbar works as an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Akbar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Akbar include diabetes. Her professional affiliations include Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, Franciscan Health Olympia Fields, and Palos Hospital. Dr. Akbar attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Edward C Sankary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16621 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sankary practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sankary include diabetes, primary care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients rated Dr. Sankary highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Sankary attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Sankary is professionally affiliated with Palos Hospital and Loyola Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Norma A Lopez-Shaar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez sees patients in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Lopez's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lopez honors. Dr. Lopez obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16605 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Palos Hospital. Dr. Raju is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raju is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks Igbo, French, and Gujarati.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emily McCann Tuerk, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
15750 Marian Drive; Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Emily Tuerk's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; she sees patients in Homer Glen, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, preventive care, and breastfeeding issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Tuerk is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Tuerk completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Tuerk is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Family Issues, Women's Health Issues, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Mohammed Shahbain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12508 South Harlem Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Shahbain practices general internal medicine. He speaks Arabic. These areas are among Dr. Shahbain's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shahbain trained at West Suburban Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shanti Nair, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16621 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Shanti Nair specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Nair's areas of expertise include the following: primary care, diabetes, and premature babies. She is affiliated with Palos Hospital and Loyola Medicine. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Nair completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Primary Care, Eating Disorders, Premature Babies

Dr. Ewa V Hampston, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12130 S Harlem Avenue; Suite B
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ewa Hampston works as a family medicine practitioner in Palos Heights, IL. She is a graduate of Jagiellonian University Medical College. Dr. Hampston trained at St. Elizabeth's Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Hampston is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Polish. Dr. Hampston is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and Palos Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Florie Ann Gonsch, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12450 S. Harlem Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Florie Gonsch's specialty is general internal medicine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonsch include diabetes, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Gonsch studied medicine at Midwestern University. For her professional training, Dr. Gonsch completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.