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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, who practices in Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Salmon's areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. Dr. Salmon has received the following distinction: ACP Associates National Compitition. In addition to English, Dr. Salmon (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Bhatt is especially interested in diabetes, metabolic disorders, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency training at Palmetto Health. Dr. Bhatt 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. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cheng is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She completed her residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Her professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 accepts Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Mayson completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her 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)

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

Dr. Michael Hein sees patients in Lincoln, RI and Providence, RI. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patients gave Dr. Hein an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hein attended Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Hein is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Gopalakrishnan's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Gopalakrishnan's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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

Dr. Ricardo Correa Marquez is an adult endocrinologist in East Providence, RI. Dr. Correa Marquez has a special interest in diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Correa Marquez accepts. Dr. Correa Marquez attended the University of Panama School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency.

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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. Areas of expertise for Ms. Duncan include diabetes. She accepts Medicare insurance. Ms. Duncan is professionally affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Digiovanni at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Digiovanni is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. He speaks Italian.

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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 sees patients in Cranston, RI. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ejnes include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ejnes takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with 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's medical specialty is general practice and general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stulik include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Stulik is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM) and 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in East Providence, RI. Dr. Ayvazyan's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Ayvazyan's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Providence, RI and East Providence, RI. His medical specialties are general practice, general internal medicine, and women's health. Dr. Tammaro's clinical interests include diabetes. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester. He is professionally affiliated with 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's medical specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and laser surgery. Dr. Kuhar's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. His medical residency was performed at Girard Medical Center. Dr. Kuhar is an in-network provider for 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.