We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near East Providence, RI.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
21 Peace Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Magdi Salmon's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Salmon (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Salmon include diabetes and metabolism. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. Salmon graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: ACP Associates National Compitition. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

Dr. Zsolt Orban, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Zsolt Orban is an adult endocrinologist in Bristol, RI and Pawtucket, RI. Dr. Orban studied medicine at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Orban trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orban include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, and Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC). Dr. Orban welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
148 West River Street; Suite 2 A
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Michael Hein works as an endocrinologist in Lincoln, RI and Providence, RI. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hein's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hein attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Harikrashna B Bhatt, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Harikrashna Bhatt's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatt include diabetes, metabolic disorders, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Bhatt is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Palmetto Health. His professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Vicky Ong Cheng, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Vicky Cheng sees patients in East Providence, RI, Providence, RI, and Est Providence, RI. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Cheng is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng has a special interest in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. She honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Cheng studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her residency was performed at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Cheng (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Chinese.

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

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Dr. Sarah E Mayson, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Sarah Mayson works as an endocrinologist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mayson's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Adenoma, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Geetha Gopalakrishnan is an adult endocrinology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Gopalakrishnan takes Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Gopalakrishnan attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Primary Care
900 Warren Avenue
East Providence, RI
 

Ms. Jessica Duncan specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and primary care and practices in Providence, RI and East Providence, RI. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Duncan include diabetes. She honors Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Ricardo Correa Marquez works as an adult endocrinologist in East Providence, RI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine, Dr. Correa Marquez performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Correa Marquez's professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Dr. Christopher W Digiovanni, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Digiovanni is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. Dr. Digiovanni is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Digiovanni takes. He has an open panel. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Digiovanni speaks Italian.

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All Interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Wen-Chih Hank "hank" Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
208 Collyer Street; 2nd Floor
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Wen-Chih Wu specializes in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wu completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Newport Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Edward J Stulik, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 201
Riverside, RI
 

Dr. Edward Stulik works as a general practitioner and general internist. Dr. Stulik attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Stulik trained at Rhode Island Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Stulik honors Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI
 

Dr. Yul Ejnes' specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Ejnes attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension

Dr. Herman Ayvazyan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 Veteran Memorial Parkway; Building 12
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Herman Ayvazyan's specialty is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ayvazyan accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Ayvazyan obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension

Dr. Dominick Tammaro, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Women's Health
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 301
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Dominick Tammaro's specialties are general practice, general internal medicine, and women's health. He practices in Providence, RI and East Providence, RI. In his practice, Dr. Tammaro focuses on diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester. Dr. Tammaro's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
10 Summer Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Mark Kuhar works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuhar include diabetes and laser surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Kuhar trained at Girard Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Kuhar is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, 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.
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