We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Brooklyn, NY.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
330 9th Street; Suite 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Pashplata Siroya specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Siroya include diabetes, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siroya honors. For her residency, Dr. Siroya trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Siroya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Surgery, Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1545 Atlantic Avenue; Suite #108
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Zewge Shiferaw-Deribe sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes, and pituitary disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shiferaw-Deribe honors. He attended Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
360 A 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Lalit Patel practices general internal medicine in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include diabetes, sleep disorders, and balance disorders (vestibular disorders). He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Balance ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Nmereke Barrah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1545 Atlantic Avenue; #108
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Barrah is a general internist. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), hair problems, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barrah takes. Dr. Barrah attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Barrah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Back Problems, Hair Problems, Neck Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5 E 98th Street, Department of Ob/gyn; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Keith Eddleman is a perinatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and pre-eclampsia. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Eddleman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He has an open panel. Dr. Eddleman studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and Top Doctors New York Times Magazine/Castle-Connolly Best Doctors New York Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Type 2 Diabetes, Doppler Ultrasound, Miscarriage, Type 1 ... (Read more)

Dr. Devendra Kumar Shrivastava, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1545 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Devendra Shrivastava is an adult nephrology specialist. After completing medical school at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University, Dr. Shrivastava performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Shrivastava is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Dialysis, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Ibrahim A Housri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology
321 Old Bergen Road
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Ibrahim Housri sees patients in East Hanover, NJ and Jersey City, NJ. His medical specialty is adult hematology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and metabolic disorders. Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Housri accepts. Dr. Housri attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Housri is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Blood Cancers, Metabolic Disorders, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Salman Adeel Haq, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
405 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Salman Haq works as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Haq is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Aetna Medicare, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Haq (or staff) speaks Urdu and Arabic. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

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    99.2%
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  • Case Severity: 0.7 times the average?
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  • Based on 165 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
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    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.5%
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  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 163 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
370 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ankur Shah works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and general internist. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), exercise stress test, and atherosclerosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone. His medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. He takes Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Exercise Stress Test, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence Rezkalla, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
124; 86 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Laurence Rezkalla specializes in general practice and general internal medicine. Dr. Rezkalla's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Vytra, and more. Before completing his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Rezkalla attended medical school at Assiut University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rezkalla is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Hypertension, Colon Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
409 E 14 Street
Ny, NY
 

Dr. John Coyne's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Coyne's areas of expertise include primary care, diabetes, and depression. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Langone.

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All Interests: Depression, Primary Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma

Specializes in Family Medicine
60 Plaza Street E; 1-o
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Clark Lopez is a family medicine physician in Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lopez include diabetes, ulcers, and hepatitis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lopez's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Lopez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hepatitis, Incontinence, Hypoglycemia, Weight Management, Diabetes, Ulcers

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
550 Newark Avenue; Suite 301 B
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Costa practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Springfield, NJ, Union, NJ, and Jersey City, NJ. Dr. Costa trained at Hoboken University Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include bunions, wounds, and ankle problems. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Costa speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Wounds, Bunions, Foot Problems, Fractures

Dr. Andreas K Koutras, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
448 Bay Ridge Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andreas Koutras' specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koutras include anemia, liver disease, and nutrition issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. He is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. Dr. Koutras (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Dr. Koutras is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Bronchitis, Allergies, Burns, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
52 W 8th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julia Hermos is an internist in New York, NY. Dr. Hermos is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hermos speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Primary Care, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Internal Medicine

Specializes in Family Medicine
202 W 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Samuel Altstein is a family medicine physician in New York, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Altstein is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Primary Care, Immunization, Neck Pain, HPV Vaccine, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

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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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