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We found 14 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near East Providence, RI.

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

Dr. Sarah Mayson is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Mayson's residency was performed 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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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
148 West River Street; Suite 2 A
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Michael Hein's specialty is adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Hein accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Booth Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hein's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
21 Peace Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Magdi Salmon works as an endocrinologist in Providence, RI. In addition to English, Dr. Salmon (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Salmon is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. Dr. Salmon honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: ACP Associates National Compitition. Dr. Salmon is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is an endocrinologist. In his practice, Dr. Bhatt focuses on diabetes, metabolic disorders, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Bhatt honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at Palmetto Health. He is affiliated with 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 specializes in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Cheng's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Before completing her residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Cheng attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Geetha Gopalakrishnan is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Gopalakrishnan's professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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. Dr. Correa Marquez's areas of expertise include diabetes. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Panama School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Primary Care
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 302
East Providence, RI
 

Ms. Jessica Duncan specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and primary care. Areas of expertise for Ms. Duncan include diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. Ms. Duncan accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Digiovanni's training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. His areas of expertise include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Digiovanni speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Yul Ejnes practices general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Ejnes is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ejnes graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension

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 internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stulik include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Herman Ayvazyan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ayvazyan is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Ayvazyan attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayvazyan is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 areas of specialization are general practice, general internal medicine, and women's health; he sees patients in Providence, RI and East Providence, RI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tammaro include diabetes. Dr. Tammaro's professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Tammaro completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Mark Kuhar is a specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Kuhar's residency was performed at Girard Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and laser surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include 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.