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We found 255 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near New York, NY.

Dr. Dennis Jay Chia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dennis Chia's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chia graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Chia completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

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Dr. Felicia Ann Mendelsohn Curanaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
525 E 68th Street; Baker 20th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Felicia Mendelsohn Curanaj's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendelsohn Curanaj include obesity, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Mendelsohn Curanaj is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Mendelsohn Curanaj takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mendelsohn Curanaj (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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Dr. Donald Angehr Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
5 E 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Donald Smith is an adult endocrinology specialist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include obesity, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and hyperthyroidism. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Duke University Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine
211 East 80th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Schwartz works as an endocrinologist and adolescent medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Schwartz's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, kidney stones, and metabolic bone disease. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz accepts. Dr. Schwartz's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Dr. Elliot James Rayfield, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1150 Park Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elliot Rayfield's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Rayfield is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. Dr. Rayfield is open to new patients. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rayfield include: New York Super Doctors; Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award Endocrine Society; and The Jacobi Medallion Mount Sinai Alumni Association.

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

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Hypoglycemia

Dr. Richard Steven Bockman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
535 E. 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Bockman specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bockman's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hyperparathyroidism. He is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Bockman attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bockman include: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and Yale University Medical School Fellowship for. Dr. Bockman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Dr. Carol Joan Levy, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
525 E 68th Street, Baker Building; 20th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Carol Levy's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Levy's clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), hyperthyroidism, and type 2 diabetes. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Levy speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Levy is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism

Dr. Daniel Stephen Donovan Jr., MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5 East 98th Street; Faculty Practice Associates, Floor 3 Room 332
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Donovan works as an adult endocrinologist. In addition to English, Dr. Donovan speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and osteoporosis. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

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Dr. Zachary T Bloomgarden, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
35 E 85th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Zachary Bloomgarden is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bloomgarden's clinical interests encompass type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He accepts MultiPlan, 1199, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloomgarden has an open panel. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bloomgarden (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes

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Dr. Maria Skamagas, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Family Health Associates; 31-60 21st Sreet
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Maria Skamagas, who practices in New York, NY and Astoria, NY, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Skamagas's areas of expertise include the following: hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Skamagas studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Skamagas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
325 East 79th Street; Suite 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Merker is an endocrinologist. Dr. Merker's areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and infertility. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Family Health Plus, and Elderplan. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Merker (or staff) is conversant in French, Polish, and Russian. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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

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

Dr. Ileana Vargas' medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes and obesity. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vargas attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. She has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Vargas speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Vargas welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Goland has a special interest in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Goland performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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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Dr. Ronald Tamler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5 E 98th Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ronald Tamler is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Tamler include vitamin D deficiency, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and gynecomastia. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tamler's training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tamler (or staff) speaks Hebrew, German, and French. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Tamler welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5f, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sabita Moktan is an adult endocrinology specialist in Brooklyn, NY and Ridgewood, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Dr. Moktan's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. Dr. Moktan trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. Dr. Moktan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Dr. Noga Chlamtac Minsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1428 Madison Avenue; Atran Berg Laboratory Building, Floor 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Noga Minsky is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Minsky's areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, gynecomastia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Minsky (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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

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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.