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

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Neil White is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. White is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. White is affiliated with 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

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bess Marshall's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Marshall is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Marshall is 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

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Abby Hollander sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Hollander obtained her medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Hypoglycemia, Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Kilo specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kilo 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. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Julie Silverstein specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Silverstein include diabetes, pituitary tumor, and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silverstein honors. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Silverstein speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10 Barnes West Drive; Po Box 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marina Litvin's specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Litvin is especially interested in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Litvin takes.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10 Barnes West Drive; Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Naga Yalla's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Yalla honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. She trained at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for her residency. She speaks Telugu. Dr. Yalla is professionally affiliated with 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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1034 S Brentwood Boulevard; Suite 1120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alan Silverberg is an adult endocrinology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silverberg include diabetes, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid cancer. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Silverberg is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silverberg graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeremy McCormick specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. McCormick has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCormick obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency 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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
#10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 201
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Linda Tsai practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In her practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Tsai is conversant in Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Retinopathy, Implant Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: foot reconstruction and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson takes. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Angela Brown is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Brown attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. 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

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Kulczycki specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and sinus problems. Dr. Kulczycki is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Kulczycki speaks 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

Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
12634 Olive Boulevard
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ibrahim Mourad's areas of specialization are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO, and Saint Louis, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carondelet Health and Research Medical Center. Dr. Mourad studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mourad honors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Allergies, Holter ... (Read more)

Specializes in Emergency Medicine
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Ketan Patel is an emergency medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and trauma. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Goa Medical College. Dr. Patel is 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

Specializes in Geriatrics
2345 Dougherty Ferry Road; Suite 420
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Morley specializes in geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Morley's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morley honors.

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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.
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