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We found 10 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Amerigroup Medicaid near Brooklyn, NY.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1545 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 108
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Zewge Shiferaw-Deribe is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe attended Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe include obesity, diabetes, and pituitary disorders. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
360 A 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Lalit Patel's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, sleep disorders, and balance disorders (vestibular disorders). He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Balance ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
370 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ankur Shah specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine and practices in Brooklyn, NY and Ozone Park, NY. He studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart failure, and exercise stress test. He accepts Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Hypertension, Exercise Stress Test, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Laurence Lamie Rezkalla, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
124; 86 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Laurence Rezkalla specializes in general practice and general internal medicine and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Rezkalla's education and training includes medical school at Assiut University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rezkalla include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Vytra, and more. Dr. Rezkalla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Rezkalla is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Rezkalla has an open panel.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Hypertension, Colon Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Devendra Kumar Shrivastava, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1545 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Devendra Shrivastava is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Shrivastava's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. He completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Shrivastava's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Interfaith Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Dialysis, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Dr. Salman Adeel Haq, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
405 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Salman Haq is a specialist in interventional cardiology. He works in Bronx, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and East Meadow, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Haq is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Haq (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Aortic Aneurysm, Stents, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.7 times the average?
  • Based on 165 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.5%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
  • Based on 163 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Samer Amin Khosrof, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
333 86th Street; Suite 1b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Samer Khosrof's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Khosrof's clinical interests include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khosrof trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Khosrof (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Rupendra Swarup, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1000 10th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rupendra Swarup practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Swarup's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Swarup include brain aneurysm, myasthenia gravis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He takes Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Doppler Ultrasound, Transcranial Doppler, MRI, Hydrocephalus, Subdural ... (Read more)

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Dr. Stephen Joseph Peterson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
506 Sixth Street; Suite 3rd Floor, Nym - East Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Peterson specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Peterson is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Mitral Valve Prolapse, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
326 79th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Maha Awikeh practices general internal medicine in Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Awikeh include platelet disorders, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Awikeh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. Before completing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Awikeh attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Awikeh's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center.

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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.