We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare near Novi, MI.

Dr. Yau-Liang Liang Su, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
329055 West 12 Mile Road; Suite 150
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Yau-Liang Su specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Su is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Taipei Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Barberton Citizen's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Su is conversant in Chinese. His professional affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, High Cholesterol

Dr. Bernard M Degnan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 520
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bernard Degnan works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Detroit, MI, Macomb, MI, and Novi, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Degnan accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Degnan attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Providence Health System, and Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Brian J. Kolender, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield Township, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender's specialties are general practice and preventive medicine. He practices in West Bloomfield, MI and West Bloomfield Township, MI. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolender include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Dr. Kolender is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Kolender accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Tobias Valentine George, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 440
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Tobias George practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. George's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. George accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency.

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Dr. Nisha N Chellam Vedamuthu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite A205
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Nisha Chellam is an internist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chellam accepts. After attending Stanley Medical College for medical school, Dr. Chellam completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Chellam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Herbal Medicine, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Raja Zaid, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
39555 W 10 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Robert Zaid's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zaid's areas of expertise include diabetes, sigmoidoscopy, and casting (cast application). He is professionally affiliated with PrimeCare of Novi and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Zaid performed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 370
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Glenn Taylor practices family medicine in Novi, MI. His areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Taylor completed a residency program at Providence Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Taylor average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Anjana Murlidhar Barad, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; #375
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Anjana Barad's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Barad speaks Kannada. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barad include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Barad has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Marc A Borovoy
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Marc Borovoy works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. For his residency, Dr. Borovoy trained at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Borovoy's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language. Dr. Borovoy is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Foot Surgery, Laser Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Diabetes, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

John Montoni
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
44000 West 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. John Montoni specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montoni accepts. Dr. Montoni trained at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 375
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Frank Parrinello sees patients in Novi, MI. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parrinello's areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Southside Hospital's residency program.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Diabetes

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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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