We found 6 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Healthfirst near Southampton, NY.

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Dr Jeanine Murphy Morelli MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
330 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY

Dr. Jeanine Morelli's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morelli include diabetes, primary care, and contraception (birth control). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Morelli attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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Dr Robert Bobrow MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 2.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
330 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY

Dr. Robert Bobrow practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bobrow include diabetes, primary care, and atherosclerosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bobrow is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr Manal S Soliman MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
330 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY

Dr. Manal Soliman is a family medicine physician. She attended Tanta University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Soliman's areas of expertise include diabetes, primary care, and atherosclerosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soliman accepts. Dr. Soliman is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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Dr Susan Debevoise DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
330 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY

Dr. Susan Debevoise works as a family practitioner in Southampton, NY and East Setauket, NY. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Debevoise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Debevoise is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Debevoise is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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Dr Vivica Vollmer MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
330 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY

Dr. Vivica Vollmer is a family practice physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vollmer include diabetes, primary care, and atherosclerosis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Lancaster General Hospital's residency program. She is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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Allen Lawrence Fein MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.41 stars out of 5 (31 ratings)
205 Windmill Lane; Suite A
Southampton, NY

Dr. Allen Fein practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fein include heart attack, immigration issues, and laryngoscopy. Before completing his residency at Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Fein attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and 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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