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Dr. Alpesh B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
3084 Route 27; Suite 5
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Christopher Kolasa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
3546 Route 27
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Kolasa works as an internist and nephrologist. He studied medicine at Medical University of Lodz. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Kolasa's clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients rated Dr. Kolasa highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Arvind K Doshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Stanworth Road
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Arvind Doshi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Doshi performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include JFK Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Inderjit Singh Kainth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3270 Rt. 27; Suite 1300
Kendal Park, NJ
 

Dr. Inderjit Kainth is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Monmouth Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kainth include thyroid problems, infertility, and metabolism. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kainth is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN). His hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Dr. Dvinder Kaur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
49 Veronica Avenue; Suite 106
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Dvinder Kaur's specialty is general internal medicine. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Kaur attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her clinical interests include diabetes, primary care, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Patient ratings for Dr. Kaur average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaur honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Primary Care, Immunization, Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Shaunak A Dwivedi, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
17 Clyde Road
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Shaunak Dwivedi is a general internist and adult nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dwivedi include diabetes, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center, New York's residency program. Dr. Dwivedi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna.

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Dr. Christina Congxiao Wang Epstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Christina Wang-Epstein is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang-Epstein include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. Dr. Wang-Epstein is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Wang-Epstein is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. She attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete her residency at Jersey City Medical Center.

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Dr. Ojas R Mehta, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
17 Clyde Road; Suite 101
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Ojas Mehta's specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Mehta takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kalanie Mendis, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Internal Medicine
10 Forrestal Road South; Suite 100
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Kalanie Mendis' specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). Her clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). Dr. Mendis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Monmouth Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Mendis's hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Hospital, Chilton Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Suzanne M Kabis, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, General Internal Medicine, Other
1350 Hamilton Street
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Suzanne Kabis' medical specialty is nephrology (kidney disease) and general internal medicine. Dr. Kabis graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, kidney stones, and lupus. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Kabis is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
17 Clyde Road; Suite 101
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Kavita Ahuja works as an internist and adult nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahuja include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahuja takes. She obtained her medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Staten Island University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Xinye Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
719 Route; 206 Ste 100
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Xinye Wu is a nephrologist in Somerville, NJ and Hillsborough, NJ. Dr. Wu's areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and residency at Lankenau Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Cherryl L Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
1445 Route 130
North Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Cherryl Thomas practices general internal medicine in Monroe Township, NJ and North Brunswick, NJ. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include diabetes, obesity, and primary care. Dr. Thomas takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
1574 Route 130
North Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Mehdi Naqui works as a general internist and nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Naqui include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Naqui studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. For his residency, Dr. Naqui trained at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1323 State Route 27; Suite C
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Priti Mehta sees patients in South Plainfield, NJ and Somerset, NJ. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Mehta takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
125 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Ms. Catherine Albrecht specializes in family medicine and general internal medicine and practices in Plainsboro, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Monmouth Junction, NJ. Ms. Albrecht's clinical interests include diabetes, primary care, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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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