We found 34 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. George Feinbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
934 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Feinbaum is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Brooklyn, NY. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Feinbaum has a special interest in diabetes, metabolic disorders, and metabolism. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feinbaum accepts. Dr. Feinbaum (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Maimonides Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Metabolism, Consultation, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
185 Canal Street; 6/ Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Liu sees patients in New York, NY and Rego Park, NY. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Liu's clinical interests include diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Liu is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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Dr. Bonita Hyla Franklin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
109 Reade Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bonita Franklin's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Franklin include diabetes, growth problems, and pituitary disorders. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franklin takes. Before performing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Franklin attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Franklin has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Growth Problems, Pituitary Disorders

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

Dr. Zewge Shiferaw-Deribe's specialty is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include obesity, diabetes, and pituitary disorders. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe is a graduate of Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Interfaith Medical Center's residency program. 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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Christine Anne Resta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4802 Tenth Avenue; Division of Endocrinolory
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Christine Resta is an endocrinologist in Brooklyn, NY. In Dr. Resta's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Resta is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Education, Hyperglycemia, Preventive Care, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
180 Park Row; West Lobby Suite
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Huey's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Huey has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huey include diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and metabolism. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Huey speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
330 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Pushplata Siroya's specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Siroya's education and training includes medical school at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Siroya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Siroya's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Surgery, Diabetes

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Dr. Frederick Mark Wang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
30 E 40th Street; Room 405
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Wang is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Wang trained at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and nystagmus. The average patient rating for Dr. Wang is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received distinctions including Attending of the Year Department of Ophthalmology, Alber Einstein College of Medicine; Honor Award for Ophthalmogy Fellowship Heed Foundation Scholarship; and Air Force Commendation Medal United States Department of Defense. Dr. Wang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Nystagmus, Type 1 Diabetes, Conjunctivitis, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Astigmatism, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Arnold Eddleman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5 E 98th Street, Department of Ob/gyn; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Keith Eddleman works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in New York, NY. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eddleman include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), pre-eclampsia, and type 2 diabetes. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Eddleman include: New York Super Doctors and Top Doctors New York Times Magazine/Castle-Connolly Best Doctors New York Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eddleman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Type 2 Diabetes, Doppler Ultrasound, Miscarriage, Type 1 ... (Read more)

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Dr. Herrick H Wun, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Herrick Wun practices vascular surgery. These areas are among Dr. Wun's clinical interests: carotid artery disease, carotid endarterectomy, and popliteal aneurysm. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Wun attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wun (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Abdominal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Eliot Paul Schuster, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
135 Eastern Parkway; Suite 1h
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Eliot Schuster sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuster include diabetes, knee problems, and thyroid problems. Patients gave Dr. Schuster an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stavropol State Medical Academy. For his residency, Dr. Schuster trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Schuster (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, North Central Bronx Hospital, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus.

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All Interests: Bronchitis, Incontinence, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Knee Problems, Diabetes, Ulcers, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
421 W 57th Street; Suite B
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marilyn Jackson's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jackson include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Jackson is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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Dr. Anelise M C Engel, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Internal Medicine
355 West 52nd Street; Nyu Langone Ambulatory Care West Side
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anelise Engel is a legal medicine specialist. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Engel include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Engel is affiliated with NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side. Dr. Engel accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For her professional training, Dr. Engel completed a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Engel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Obesity, Shingles, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Devendra Shrivastava's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Shrivastava is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Shrivastava attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. In addition to English, Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Shrivastava's professional affiliations include New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Interfaith Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Dialysis, Kidney ... (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 graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. His clinical interests include diabetes, sleep disorders, and balance disorders (vestibular disorders). His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, AmeriHealth, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Urdu, Marathi, and Arabic. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Dr. Ibrahim A Housri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology
321 Old Bergen Road
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Ibrahim Housri is an adult hematology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Housri include ulcers, anemia, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Housri accepts Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Housri speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Morristown 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.
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