We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near East Providence, RI.

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Vicky Cheng M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 2.6 stars (7 ratings)
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Vicky Cheng is an endocrinologist in East Providence, RI, Providence, RI, and Est Providence, RI. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, she performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Cheng's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. Dr. Cheng (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and Providence VA Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Paul D. Levinson MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 202b
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Paul Levinson is an adult endocrinology specialist. His clinical interests include diabetes. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Levinson obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and VA Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Dean's Teaching Excellence Award Brown Medical School; Best Doctors in America; and Physician of the Year, American Heart Association-R.I. affiliate. Dr. Levinson is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 4.25 stars (1 rating)
355 Prairie Avenue
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Magdi Salmon's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Salmon is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. Dr. Salmon has received professional recognition including the following: ACP Associates National Compitition. Dr. Salmon (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes

Zsolt Orban MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 1.25 stars (1 rating)
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Zsolt Orban specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Pawtucket, RI. Clinical interests for Dr. Orban include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), Memorial Hospital, and Care New England Health System. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Orban studied medicine at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University for residency.

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Harikrashna B. Bhatt M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 3.62 stars (2 ratings)
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Harikrashna Bhatt specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, metabolic disorders, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Before completing his residency at Palmetto Health, Dr. Bhatt attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Bhatt is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Joanna Miragaya PHD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Joanna Miragaya's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Miragaya takes Medicare insurance. She trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Miragaya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

Geetha Gopalakrishnan MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 1.25 stars (1 rating)
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Geetha Gopalakrishnan specializes in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). Dr. Gopalakrishnan honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Gopalakrishnan attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency.

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Tonslyn Toure MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 202b
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Tonslyn Toure' works as an adult endocrinologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Toure''s hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency.

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Dr. Christopher Michael Tessier M.D.
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Christopher Tessier's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tessier include diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Tessier is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Tessier completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center and San Antonio Military Medical Center.

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Dr. Ricardo Rafael Correa Marquez M.D
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Ricardo Correa Marquez specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in East Providence, RI. His areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Correa Marquez takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Panama School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Correa Marquez is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH).

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Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
900 Warren Avenue
East Providence, RI
 

Ms. Dania Wilson's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. She is especially interested in diabetes. Ms. Wilson is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
75 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI
 

Dr. Yul Ejnes works as a general internist in Cranston, RI. Dr. Ejnes's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Ejnes trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) and Coastal Medical (Rhode Island).

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive Care

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 3 stars (2 ratings)
10 Summer Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Mark Kuhar is a medical specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Kuhar has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and laser surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His training includes a residency program at Girard Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and Care New England Health System.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Diabetes

Edward J. Stulik MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
average rating 3 stars (2 ratings)
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 201
Riverside, RI
 

Dr. Edward Stulik works as a general practitioner and internist. His areas of expertise include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Stulik studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Stulik trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH).

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension

Dr. Herman Ayvazyan MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.43 stars (18 ratings)
450 Veterans Memorial Parkway; Building 12
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Herman Ayvazyan sees patients in East Providence, RI. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayvazyan include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Ayvazyan is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ayvazyan graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital (RIH).

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Dominick Tammaro MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Women's Health
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 301
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Dominick Tammaro specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and women's health. Dr. Tammaro has a special interest in diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester.

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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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