We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near East Providence, RI.

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

Dr. Zsolt Orban works as an adult endocrinologist in Pawtucket, RI. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. Dr. Orban is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. Dr. Orban is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Vicky O 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. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. She attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Cheng's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mayson takes Coventry, Coventry HSA, Humana HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
770 North Main Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Magdi Salmon's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salmon honors. Unfortunately, Dr. Salmon is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Salmon attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He trained at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: ACP Associates National Compitition. Dr. Salmon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

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

Dr. Harikrashna Bhatt specializes in adult endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, metabolic disorders, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Bhatt obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Palmetto Health. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Geetha Gopalakrishnan works as an adult endocrinologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Before performing her residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Gopalakrishnan attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. She honors Medicare insurance.

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

Ms. Jessica Duncan practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and primary care in Providence, RI and East Providence, RI. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes. She accepts Medicare insurance. Ms. Duncan is 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, who practices in East Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Correa Marquez takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine. Dr. Correa Marquez trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Digiovanni include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), foot surgery, and ankle arthritis. Dr. Digiovanni is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Digiovanni attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Digiovanni speaks Italian.

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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 and practices in Providence, RI. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is general practice and general internal medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Stulik is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension

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

Dr. Yul Ejnes is a general internist. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ejnes takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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

Dr. Herman Ayvazyan practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayvazyan include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ayvazyan is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ayvazyan takes Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension

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

Dr. Mark Kuhar, who practices in Pawtucket, RI and Lincoln, RI, is a medical specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Kuhar trained at Girard Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kuhar include diabetes and laser surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Kuhar's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Diabetes

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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Tammaro takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester. Dr. Tammaro's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital.

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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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