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We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept CIGNA Plans near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Joshua David Miller, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Miller is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Miller's clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pituitary disorders. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Igor Kravets, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Igor Kravets is an adult endocrinology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Kravets's clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Kimberly Sue Tafuri, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Kimberly Tafuri's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Tafuri's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Marina Michael Charitou, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Marina Charitou is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), cushing's disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Charitou attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Charitou (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Thomas Allen Wilson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Wilson sees patients in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wilson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Dr. Andrew Harry Lane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Lane sees patients in Stony Brook, NY, Patchogue, NY, and East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Lane's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Dr. Deirdre Cocks Eschler, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Deirdre Eschler's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Eschler graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eschler include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. Dr. Eschler is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eschler (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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

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Dr. Carolyn Elizabeth Maxwell, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Carolyn Maxwell specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in East Setauket, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Maxwell include diabetes, vitamin D deficiency, and cushing's disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Maxwell attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Maxwell speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Jennifer Ames Kent, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Doctors East 85th Floor 2nd Floor; 234-238 East 85th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Kent works as an internist. These areas are among Dr. Kent's clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kent is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, General Care

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Dr. Vivica Dade Vollmer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 181 Belle Meade Road Suite 2
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Vivica Vollmer practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vollmer include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vollmer is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vollmer accepts. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She trained at Lancaster General Hospital for residency. Dr. Vollmer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Dr. Manal S Soliman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 181 Belle Meade Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Manal Soliman works as a family practitioner in Southampton, NY and East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). Dr. Soliman is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Soliman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Dr. Jeanine Murphy Morelli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 181 Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jeanine Morelli is a family medicine practitioner in East Setauket, NY and Southampton, NY. Her clinical interests include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morelli attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Morelli speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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Specializes in Family Medicine
181 Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Susan Debevoise works as a family medicine practitioner. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Debevoise studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Dr. Patrick Michael Cocks, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
University Hospital; L15
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Cocks' specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Cocks's clinical interests: type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cocks honors. Dr. Cocks has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes

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Dr. James Wilson Idun Bernasko, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
6 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. James Bernasko's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Ghana Medical School and residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bernasko include amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernasko (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Donna Fay Heinemann, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 205 N. Belle Meade Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Donna Heinemann's medical specialty is general practice and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heinemann include vitamin D deficiency, depression, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Hospital's residency program. She is conversant in German.

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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.