We found 14 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 specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Salmon include diabetes and metabolism. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. Salmon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. He is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Salmon obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of ACP Associates National Compitition. Dr. Salmon (or staff) speaks the following 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, metabolic disorders, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Bhatt completed his residency training 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. These areas are among her clinical interests: 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. Dr. Cheng is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Bridgeport Hospital's residency program. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng honors. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 practices adult endocrinology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mayson's professional 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)

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

Dr. Michael Hein works as an endocrinologist. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hein graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Booth Memorial Hospital for his residency. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hein accepts Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Geetha Gopalakrishnan is an endocrinologist. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Gopalakrishnan is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Gopalakrishnan is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ricardo Correa Marquez's specialty is adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Correa Marquez include diabetes. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include 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 is an endocrinologist and primary care doctor in East Providence, RI. Ms. Duncan's clinical interests encompass diabetes. She is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Digiovanni's clinical interests include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Digiovanni trained at Rhode Island Hospital for his residency. He speaks Italian. Dr. Digiovanni is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Yul Ejnes is a Cranston, RI physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Ejnes's clinical interests: diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Ejnes attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School.

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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 specializes in general practice and general internal medicine and practices in East Providence, RI and Riverside, RI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stulik include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Stulik is in-network for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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

Dr. Herman Ayvazyan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Ayvazyan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Ayvazyan completed a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

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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. His clinical interests include diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Tammaro graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester for his residency. Dr. Tammaro is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Mark Kuhar is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery specialist in Pawtucket, RI and Lincoln, RI. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and laser surgery. Dr. Kuhar is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. His medical residency was performed at Girard Medical Center. Dr. Kuhar takes Medicare insurance.

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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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