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About Dr. Michael J Carella MD
Dr. Michael J Carella, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lansing, MI. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. Carella is affiliated with Mclaren Greater Lansing. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael J Carella has the following 2 specialties
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Michael J Carella has the following 14 expertise
- Gland Issues
- Addison Disease
- Cushing Disease
- Thyroid Diseases
- Diabetes, Type 2
- Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Dr. Michael J Carella is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael J Carella - Posted on January 11th, 2019
This doctor and his staff at MMP are terrible, you are treated as a number and not a patient. I was referred to Dr. Carella for a thyroid issue and he was quick to dismiss me, they lost my blood work, and were quick to do testing that was NOT needed at the time. during a biopsy he was very rude and the procedure was very painful but he didn't seem to care about my experience. The biopsy was done incorrectly, and my results took 3 weeks. This doctor is a joke and should not have a medical license.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael J Carella - Posted on December 1st, 2018
I saw Dr. Carella for approx 3 years. While I was happy to be seeing a doctor again for my Type 1 Diabetes, I found him to be somewhat cold to talk to. I was also unhappy later when I wanted to get on an insulin pump and Dexcom cgm and how long it took to get going on them. Mainly that I saw him I believe starting in 2013 and when I changed jobs in 2015 I found out about cgms and Dexcom from my Healthcare Job, NOT from my Endocrinologist. The Dexcom had been around for at least 8 years at the time. I think maybe he is the "premier" endo in the area for TYPE 2 diabetes maybe, but I felt let down as a type 1. He was more friendly the last year or so of my time with him.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael J Carella - Posted on April 13th, 2018
went to Dr Carella for a 40 minute new patient work-up and he gave me less than 5 minutes of his time in the examining room. He didn't see any need for further testing, and swiftly left the room. I asked my primary care doctor for another referral who was Dr. Riyazzuddin M.D. (endocrinologist) who is located downstairs. I have now been diagnosed with "Hypopituitarism" and a host of other endocrine disorders. Save your time and disappointment going to this doctor. I wasted my time, half day off work, 1 hour drive each way, and was "dismissed". I should have respected the reviews that were left by other patients.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael J Carella - Posted on October 27th, 2017
The level of disrespect, lack of even pretending to be interested, etc. is stunning. The patient is apparently not allowed to ask questions, let alone expect an answer. Disappointing, frustrating, and frankly ridiculous experience. After 3 visits I have had less than 10 min. face to face. I actually haven't gotten any help or info from this, just prescription renewals. A complete waste of time. And still feeling lousy. Thanks for nothing.
No Time for Patients
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael J Carella - Posted on October 25th, 2016
My most recent visit was an upsetting one. After trying for over a month to get an appointment I was eager to discuss my struggles and ask questions of Dr. Carella. I had prepared a list of things to share (symptoms, challenges) and questions to ask in advance. On previous visits I experienced him to be rushed, but he seemed genuinely interested in me and what was going on. On this visit he whisked into the room and began with rapid-fire questions during a (very) brief exam. He could not have been present for more than 2-3 minutes. Mid-sentence he walked out of the room leaving the door open. He did not return. When the nurse came in she said I was all set. I asked if he was done and she said yes. I couldn't believe it. I asked her to have the doctor return since I had not had a chance to share certain relevant information with him and because I had questions to ask. She gave me a pointed look and said I could ask her. I politely requested to speak with the doctor. I had less than 3 minutes of facetime and had not been able to raise any questions for discussion regarding my care. She exited and returned with a sheet of paper and said she would write down my questions. Again I asked for the doctor. Far from being sympathetic or at all understanding the nurse was downright rude. The doctor did return and was very defensive when answering my questions regarding my condition. He seemed to blame me and my general physician for not investigating my condition further even though I was at Dr. Carella's office because I have a diagnosed auto-immune disorder and was looking for guidance on self-care. I felt as though he had no interest in my suffering nor an investment in my health and well-being. I was incredulous at the treatment, the lack of professionalism and the unwillingness to partner with me in finding a cause and a solution for my symptoms which have disrupted my quality of life significantly of late. If you value a doctor who cares, who actively participates in your healthcare, and who will spend more than a cursory few minutes with you than this is not a doctor I would recommend.
Dr. Carella is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
34 Years Experience
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Michigan State University
Dr. Michael J Carella Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
- BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PriorityHealth HMO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsMID MICHIGAN PHYSICIANS PC, 1540 Lake Lansing Rd Ste 201, Lansing, MI
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