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We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Neil Harris White, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Neil White specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. White is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Hypoglycemia, Behavior Therapy, Diabetes

Dr. Bess Adkins Marshall, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bess Marshall works as a pediatric endocrinologist. These areas are among Dr. Marshall's clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Marshall is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Hypoglycemia, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Hypopituitarism

Dr. Abby Solomon Hollander, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Abby Hollander's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hollander include diabetes. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Hollander accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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

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Dr. Alan Bernard Silverberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1034 S Brentwood Boulevard; Suite 1120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alan Silverberg is an adult endocrinology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Silverberg trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silverberg include diabetes, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Silverberg has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Acromegaly, Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Martha Silverstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Julie Silverstein's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Silverstein is conversant in French. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pituitary tumor, and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor

Dr. Marina Litvin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10 Barnes West Drive; Po Box 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marina Litvin's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Litvin honors. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Litvin attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 North Mason Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Charles Kilo practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Kilo has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for residency. Dr. Kilo accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Naga Mani Yalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10 Barnes West Drive; Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Naga Yalla specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Yalla include diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Yalla accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. Her residency was performed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Dr. Yalla speaks Telugu. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Jeremy James McCormick, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeremy McCormick is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. His clinical interests include foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. Dr. McCormick's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. McCormick completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He is conversant in Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda M Tsai, MD, BA
Specializes in Ophthalmology
#10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 201
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Linda Tsai is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Tsai attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Jeffrey Einer Johnson, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include the following: foot reconstruction and ankle reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela L Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Angela Brown's specialty is adult cardiology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Anthony Kulczycki Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Kulczycki is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Kulczycki's areas of expertise consist of asthma and sinus problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kulczycki is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kulczycki completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, Baby Colic

Dr. Ibrahim A Mourad, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
12634 Olive Boulevard
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ibrahim Mourad is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Research Medical Center. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Mourad is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Ketan Patel specializes in emergency medicine and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and trauma. Dr. Patel takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Goa Medical College. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension, Trauma, Emergency Care

Dr. John E Morley, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics
2345 Dougherty Ferry Road; Suite 420
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Morley is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morley include diabetes and metabolism. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, 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.