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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Haitian Creole. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, diabetes, and pituitary disorders. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center. He attended medical school at Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more.

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

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

Dr. Ankur Shah's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include diabetes, heart failure, and exercise stress test. He is in-network for Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional 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. Devendra Kumar Shrivastava, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1545 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Devendra Shrivastava's specialty is adult nephrology. He obtained his medical school training at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University and performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Shrivastava takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional 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 works as an interventional cardiologist in Bronx, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and East Meadow, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haq include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haq honors. Dr. Haq graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Haq (or staff) speaks 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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
360 A 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Lalit Patel is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: diabetes, sleep disorders, and balance disorders (vestibular disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Arabic. Dr. Patel is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Rupendra Swarup sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Swarup include brain aneurysm, myasthenia gravis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Swarup completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Swarup 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. Samer Amin Khosrof, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
333 86th Street; Suite 1b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Samer Khosrof's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Khosrof takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khosrof graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Khosrof (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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

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

Dr. Laurence Rezkalla is a general practitioner and general internist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Rezkalla's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rezkalla accepts. Before performing his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Rezkalla attended Assiut University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Rezkalla (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Rezkalla's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Hypertension, Colon Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. 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 works as an internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: platelet disorders, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Awikeh honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. She studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Awikeh is conversant in Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with 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.