We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near East Providence, RI.

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Dr. Vicky O Cheng, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Vicky Cheng, who practices in East Providence, RI, Providence, RI, and Est Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). Dr. Cheng studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She trained at Bridgeport Hospital for residency. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sarah E Mayson, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Sarah Mayson is an adult endocrinology specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, thyroid cancer, and adrenal disorders. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mayson attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. She is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Dr. Zsolt Orban, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Zsolt Orban's specialty is adult endocrinology. After attending Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. These areas are among Dr. Orban's clinical interests: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Orban is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
770 North Main Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Magdi Salmon, who practices in Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Salmon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Salmon is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Salmon has received the distinction of ACP Associates National Compitition. He has a closed panel.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bhatt's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, metabolic disorders, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Bhatt trained at Palmetto Health for residency.

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

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

Dr. Joanna Miragaya's specialty is adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Emory Clinic and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Miragaya's residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Geetha Gopalakrishnan practices adult endocrinology in East Providence, RI and Providence, RI. Dr. Gopalakrishnan's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. She is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH).

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

Ms. Jessica Duncan's specialties are endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and primary care. She practices in Providence, RI and East Providence, RI. Ms. Duncan has a special interest in diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital (RIH).

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
900 Warren Avenue; Suite 300
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Ricardo Correa Marquez practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Correa Marquez's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He is affiliated with the University Medicine (UM), The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). He graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Wen-Chih Hank "hank" Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
208 Collyer Street; 2nd Floor
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Wen-Chih Wu works as an adult cardiologist in Providence, RI. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and Providence VA Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Wu attended medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
10 Summer Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Mark Kuhar is a physician who specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He is especially interested in diabetes and laser surgery. Dr. Kuhar is in-network for Medicare insurance. He completed his residency training at Girard Medical Center. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. Edward J Stulik, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
375 Wampanoag Trail; Suite 201
Riverside, RI
 

Dr. Edward Stulik's specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. He practices in East Providence, RI and Riverside, RI. His areas of expertise include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). Dr. Stulik graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI
 

Dr. Yul Ejnes practices general internal medicine. Dr. Ejnes attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ejnes is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital (RIH).

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive Care

Dr. Herman Ayvazyan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 Veterans Memorial Parkway; Building 12
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Herman Ayvazyan works as a general internist. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Ayvazyan is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ayvazyan is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital (RIH).

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All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive Care

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 specialties are general practice, general internal medicine, and women's health. He practices in Providence, RI and East Providence, RI. He is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. Tammaro's professional affiliations include the University Medicine (UM) and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester's residency program.

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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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