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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 sees patients in East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pituitary disorders. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Miller (or staff) is conversant in 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 sees patients in East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He speaks Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kravets include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kravets takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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

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

Dr. Marina Charitou practices adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Charitou include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), cushing's disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Charitou (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wilson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Tafuri include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She obtained her medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices adult endocrinology in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Eschler (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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

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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 practices pediatric endocrinology in Stony Brook, NY, Patchogue, NY, and East Setauket, NY. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Lane trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lane include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patients gave Dr. Lane an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lane honors. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Maxwell is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, vitamin D deficiency, and cushing's disease. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Vollmer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Lancaster General Hospital. Dr. Vollmer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry.

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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 is an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kent include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Kent graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Manal Soliman practices family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Soliman (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Soliman attended Tanta University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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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 practices family medicine. Dr. Morelli speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). She attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morelli takes.

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

Dr. Susan Debevoise is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Debevoise include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Debevoise's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a hospitalist. Dr. Cocks's areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Cocks has received the following distinction: 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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in East Setauket, NY and Great Neck, NY. Dr. Bernasko's clinical interests include amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Bernasko average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Bernasko attended the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Bernasko (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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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Specializes in Family Medicine
Stony Brook Technology Park; 181 N. Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Gretchen Mockler specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mockler include diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). She is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). Dr. Mockler honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Mockler is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Mockler completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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.