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

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

Dr. Bess Marshall is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marshall include diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Marshall's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Hollander's clinical interests encompass diabetes. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Her 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: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Hypoglycemia, Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julie Silverstein's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Silverstein has a special interest in diabetes, pituitary tumor, and metabolism. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She speaks French. Dr. Silverstein is professionally affiliated with St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor

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

Dr. Naga Yalla practices adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and thyroid problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Yalla graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and then she performed her residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She speaks Telugu. Dr. Yalla is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Neil White's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. White's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His professional 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

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

Dr. Charles Kilo sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kilo attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Marina Litvin's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Litvin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Litvin speaks Russian.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Alan Silverberg is an adult endocrinologist in Saint Louis, MO. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Silverberg performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid cancer. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Des Peres Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in foot reconstruction and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Johnson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Sports Injuries, ... (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). Dr. Tsai graduated from 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

Dr. Jeremy James McCormick, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 S Outer Forty Drive; Suite 210
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. Dr. McCormick has indicated that his clinical interests include reconstructive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCormick accepts. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Arthroscopic Surgery, Diabetes, ... (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 graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Brown completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart and Vascular Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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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 practices adult allergy & immunology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kulczycki is especially interested in asthma and sinus problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kulczycki honors. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kulczycki trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Kulczycki speaks French.

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

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

Dr. Ibrahim Mourad is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mourad takes. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health, Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO), and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. John Morley's area of specialization is geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Morley graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Morley accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Des Peres Hospital.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

Specializes in Emergency Medicine
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Ketan Patel is a medical specialist in emergency medicine. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and trauma. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Washington University Physicians. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Mumbai.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension, Trauma, Emergency Care

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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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