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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
148 West River Street; Suite 2 A
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Michael Hein is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Hein's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital. 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. 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Mayson performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her 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)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
21 Peace Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Magdi Salmon is a specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salmon attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania for 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. Dr. Salmon is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Salmon is not accepting 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 works as an adult endocrinologist in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Palmetto Health. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, metabolic disorders, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Bhatt honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bhatt's 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 medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Before performing her residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Cheng attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Cheng has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Geetha Gopalakrishnan, who practices in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gopalakrishnan include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and 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 specializes in adult endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Correa Marquez focuses on diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Correa Marquez obtained his medical school training at the University of Panama School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Ms. Jessica Duncan is a primary care doctor in East Providence, RI. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She honors Medicare insurance. Ms. Duncan is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Digiovanni at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Digiovanni include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Digiovanni accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency 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' specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Ejnes's clinical interests: diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and 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 specializes in general practice and general internal medicine. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at Rhode Island Hospital for his residency. Dr. Stulik's areas of expertise include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Stulik is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ayvazyan's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at 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 medical specialty is general practice, general internal medicine, and women's health. He has a special interest in diabetes. Dr. Tammaro accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital.

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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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuhar include diabetes and laser surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Kuhar's training includes a residency program at Girard Medical Center. Dr. Kuhar honors 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.