We found 7 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Healthfirst near Southampton, NY.

Dr. Vivica Dade Vollmer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
330 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY
 

Dr. Vivica Vollmer works as a family practitioner. Dr. Vollmer attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Lancaster General Hospital. Her clinical interests include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vollmer honors. In addition to English, Dr. Vollmer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Vollmer is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Tests, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Robert S. S Bobrow, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
330 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY
 

Dr. Robert Bobrow's medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bobrow is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Bobrow is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Tests, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +

Specializes in Family Medicine
205 Windmill Lane; Suite A
Southampton, NY
 

Dr. Allen Fein practices family medicine. Dr. Fein graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jewish General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fein include heart attack, immigration issues, and laryngoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Fein (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Fein is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Excisional Biopsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contraception, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Manal S Soliman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
330 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY
 

Dr. Manal Soliman's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Soliman is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Soliman is a graduate of Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Soliman (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Tests, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Jeanine Murphy Morelli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
330 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY
 

Dr. Jeanine Morelli's area of specialization is family medicine. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. Dr. Morelli accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morelli speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Contraception, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
330 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY
 

Dr. Susan Debevoise is a family medicine physician in Southampton, NY and East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Debevoise takes. Dr. Debevoise attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Tests, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +

Specializes in Family Medicine
330 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY
 

Dr. Gretchen Mockler is a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and influenza (flu). She accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Mockler graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Mockler speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Influenza, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis Prevention, ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.