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Dr. Ashley Smith Roman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Ashley Roman is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and obstetrician in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Huntington Station, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), multiple pregnancy (e.g. twins), and prenatal ultrasound. Dr. Roman is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Roman has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Roman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Roman is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Rachita Sethi Reddy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Rachita Reddy's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy welcomes new patients. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. She trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for her residency. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Harold German specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Huntington Station, NY. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. German include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), chronic sinusitis, and migraine. Dr. German is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. German is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Ronglan Zheng, PhD, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2375 New York Avenue
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Ronglan Zheng is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Zheng's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zheng accepts. She attended medical school at Fujian Medical University. Dr. Zheng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Zheng is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
205 E. Main Street
Suite 2-7b, NY
 

Dr. Robert Kazenoff works as an internist. Dr. Kazenoff's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kazenoff include diabetes, osteoporosis, and alternative medicine. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Vytra, Family Health Plus, and Cigna. Dr. Kazenoff graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven Gary Wishner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Steven Wishner's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wishner include chronic sinusitis, migraine, and depression. Dr. Wishner honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Wishner speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Christine Lynn Proudfit, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Christine Proudfit specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics and practices in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Huntington Station, NY. Her areas of expertise include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), multiple pregnancy (e.g. twins), and prenatal ultrasound. Dr. Proudfit takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Proudfit has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Andrew Patane, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Patane is an internist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Patane include heart problems, stress management, and mental health issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patane (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Patane is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Eric Blacher sees patients in Hicksville, NY and Huntington Station, NY. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), immunization (preventive vaccines), and ear infection. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Blacher studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Shilpi S Mehta-Lee, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Shilpi Mehta-Lee sees patients in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Huntington Station, NY. Her medical specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. She obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has indicated that her clinical interests include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), multiple pregnancy (e.g. twins), and prenatal ultrasound. Dr. Mehta-Lee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta-Lee has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Mara Rosner, MPH, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Mara Rosner specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosner include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), multiple pregnancy (e.g. twins), and prenatal ultrasound. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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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