We found 116 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Ileana Vargas-Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
1165 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ileana Vargas' area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes and obesity. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vargas takes. Dr. Vargas obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vargas include: New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vargas's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity

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Dr. Robin Stephanie Goland, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
1150 St; Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robin Goland is a specialist in adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Goland is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goland include diabetes. Dr. Goland is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Goland is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Goland attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. She has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Anastasios Manessis, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
36 7th Avenue; Suite 507
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anastasios Manessis is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in New York, NY, Astoria, NY, and Queens, NY. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Manessis's areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, menopause, and metabolic bone disease. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Manessis takes. Dr. Manessis has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Manessis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes

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Dr. Aaron Ross Chidakel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
301 East 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Chidakel's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. In Dr. Chidakel's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chidakel include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Chidakel is professionally affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Natasha I Leibel, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Endocrinology
3959 Broadway Bhn 106
New York, NY
 

Dr. Natasha Leibel practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Leibel's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and hospital care. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Leibel (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Leibel is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hospital Care, Diabetes

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Dr. Sonal Chaudhry, MD, BA
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sonal Chaudhry practices adult endocrinology in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Chaudhry include disorders of calcium metabolism, menopause, and metabolic bone disease. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chaudhry graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Chaudhry has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Sandra Theresa Foo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
355 W 52nd Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sandra Foo is an adult endocrinologist in New York, NY. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Foo's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Foo is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center and NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Bonita Franklin works as a pediatric endocrinologist in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and pituitary disorders. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Franklin attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Franklin is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Growth Problems, Pituitary Disorders

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Dr. Sanjiv Vastupal Kinkhabwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
317 E 34th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sanjiv Kinkhabwala is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Kinkhabwala has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kinkhabwala include disorders of calcium metabolism, menopause, and metabolic bone disease. He is affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kinkhabwala is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Kinkhabwala has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes

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Dr. Tamara Lee Wexler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 5e
New York, NY
 

Dr. Tamara Wexler's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Wexler's clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, diabetes, and female infertility. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for her residency. She has received distinctions including AOA Member (elected as junior) and Dr. Wexler also has a PhD in Neuroscience. Dr. Wexler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Wexler welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
530 First Avenue; Suite 4d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Terry Seltzer works as an endocrinologist in New York, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Seltzer's clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, menopause, and metabolic bone disease. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Seltzer obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Valerie Michelle Oram, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
317 East 34th Street; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Valerie Oram is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Oram attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oram include disorders of calcium metabolism, menopause, and metabolic bone disease. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Oram is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Michael Bergman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 5e
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Bergman's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Bergman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Bergman attended medical school at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Bergman (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Westchester Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Zewge Shiferaw-Deribe specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe's education and training includes medical school at Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Interfaith Medical Center. His areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes, and pituitary disorders. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to 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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Dr. Alina Borisovna Gouller, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
7th Floor, Endocrinology Division; 317 East 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alina Gouller is an adult endocrinologist in New York, NY. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gouller's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy and Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University, Dr. Gouller performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gouller (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Yiddish. Her professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel and NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 5f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Richardson is an endocrinologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Richardson's clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, disorders of calcium metabolism, and metabolic bone disease. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Richardson is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of London and King's College London School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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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.