We found 58 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana near Overland Park, KS.

Showing 1-16 of 58
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Efrem Gebremedhin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10600 Quivira Road; #300
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Efrem Gebremedhin is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Overland Park, KS. His education and training includes medical school at Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Addis Ababa University. Dr. Gebremedhin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Read more
Featured message: Call Today

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolic Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marie Griffin Griffin-Korf, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500a
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Marie Griffin is an endocrinologist in Overland Park, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Griffin is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Griffin's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Diabetes

Dr. Bhavika Chowdhury, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Bhavika Bhan works as an adult endocrinologist. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Bhan accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She studied medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar. Dr. Bhan's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Bhan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Larry Kurt Midyett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Larry Midyett's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. In Dr. Midyett's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and turner syndrome. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Midyett accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems, Turner Syndrome, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Michael Sokol, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 240
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Michael Sokol sees patients in Overland Park, KS. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and infertility. Dr. Sokol takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sokol is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of The Miriam Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sokol is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

Read more
Featured message: Call Today

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell S Hamburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mitchell Hamburg is an adult endocrinology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Hamburg is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hamburg attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Dorota Joanna Zuchowicz, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500a
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Dorota Walewicz works as an adult endocrinologist. She has a special interest in thyroid problems, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Walewicz is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Walewicz attended Jagiellonian University Medical College for medical school.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Radhika Mathur, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6675 Holmes Road; Suite 550
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Radhika Mathur is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Mathur is rated highly by Dr. Mathur's patients. Dr. Mathur's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and sleep apnea. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathur accepts. Dr. Mathur attended Gandhi Medical College and then went on to complete Dr. Mathur's residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Mathur's hospital/clinic affiliations include Research Hospital, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

Read more
Featured message: Call Today

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Substance Abuse, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Madhavi Yarlagadda, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
6675 Holmes Road; Suite 550
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Madhavi Yarlagadda specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Kansas City, MO, Lees Summit, MO, and Harrisonville, MO. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. She trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for her residency. Dr. Yarlagadda is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yarlagadda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Research Hospital, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

Read more
Featured message: Call Today

Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Dr. Chokrungvaranon obtained her medical school training at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Arpeta Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Arpeta Gupta's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before completing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Bone Diseases, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Carol Blackburn, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Linda Singh's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include diabetes, well woman care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Singh honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Annual Gynecological Exam, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Internal Medicine

Richard Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Richard Ruiz practices family medicine in Overland Park, KS. Dr. Ruiz graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Weiss Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and emphysema. Patient ratings for Dr. Ruiz average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

Read more
Featured message: Call Today

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Andrew Galbreath, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1004 Carondelet Drive; Suite 300a
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. David Galbreath works as a family practitioner. Patient ratings for Dr. Galbreath average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Galbreath is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and preventive care. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health and Mayo Clinic.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Jessica Mowry, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7130 Wornall
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jessica Mowry sees patients in Kansas City, MO. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth), alcohol abuse, and chronic sinusitis. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Mowry takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Dr. Mowry is affiliated with Research Hospital.

Read more
Featured message: Call Today

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Colposcopy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

Stephen Salanski, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6675 Holmes Road; Suite 360
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stephen Salanski sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salanski include chronic sinusitis, heart problems, and depression. Dr. Salanski is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center and Baptist Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Goppert-Trinity Family Care.

Read more
Featured message: Call Today

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

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

Certifications

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.