We found 33 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicare near Redmond, WA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 4.12 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
12303 Ne 130th Lane; Suite Coral 250
Kirkland, WA

Dr. Komal Patil-Sisodia is an adult endocrinologist. Her clinical interests include diabetes and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth. Dr. Patil-Sisodia attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patil-Sisodia honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes

Dr Edward Courtright La Cava MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 4.12 stars out of 5 (66 ratings)
12303 Ne 130th Lane; Suite Coral 250
Kirkland, WA

Dr. Edward Lacava is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lacava include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Lacava is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Lacava is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with EvergreenHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr Joseph Saitta MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
12910 Totem Lake Boulevard; Northeast Suite 101
Kirkland, WA

Dr. Joseph Saitta is an adult endocrinologist in Seattle, WA, Bothell, WA, and Ne Seattle, WA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saitta include vitamin D deficiency, thyroid cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Saitta's professional affiliations include Pacific Medical Center, Swedish Cherry Hill Campus, and Swedish Issaquah Campus. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Worcester City Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Saitta highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Thyroid Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Pheo ... (Read more)

Dr Magdalena Anna Szkudlinska MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12910 Totem Lake Boulevard; Northeast Suite 101
Kirkland, WA

Dr. Magdalena Szkudlinska works as an endocrinologist in Bothell, WA, Ne Seattle, WA, and Seattle, WA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szkudlinska include diabetes. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Szkudlinska is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr Wei Hao MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.35 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
12303 Ne 130th Lane; Suite Coral 250
Kirkland, WA

Dr. Wei Hao works as an adult endocrinologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hao include diabetes, thyroid problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. In addition to English, Dr. Hao speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, High Cholesterol

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12303 Ne 130th Lane; Suite 250
Kirkland, WA

Dr. Misung Kim is an adult endocrinologist in Kirkland, WA. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Kim attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. She is especially interested in diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with EvergreenHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
12303 Ne 130th Lane; Suite 405
Kirkland, WA

Dr. Farideh Eskandari specializes in adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. Eskandari is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth. She is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Eskandari trained at St. Luke's Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Sunna Kwun MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 2.96 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
1200 112th Avenue; Northeast Suite B250
Bellevue, WA

Dr. Sunna Kwun is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Kwun's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, thyroid cancer, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Her professional affiliations include Swedish Cherry Hill Campus and Swedish First Hill Campus. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Low Testosterone, Pheochromocytoma, Hypogonadism, Thyroiditis, Add ... (Read more)

Mrs Vanessa Waldrep CPNP
Specializes in Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
1500 - 116th Avenue Ne; Cb-11
Bellevue, WA

Ms. Vanessa Waldrep works as an endocrinologist in Seattle, WA, Wenatchee, WA, and Bellevue, WA. Clinical interests for Ms. Waldrep include diabetes and insulin resistance. Ms. Waldrep accepts Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Insulin Resistance

Amy Elizabeth Bondurant MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Evergreenhealth; Specialty Suite
Kirkland, WA

Dr. Amy Bondurant specializes in gynecologic oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bondurant include colposcopy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Edmonds Campus, Overlake Medical Center, and EvergreenHealth. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Bondurant attended Creighton University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinctions: Seattle Met "Top Doctors" and Seattle Met: Top Doctors. Dr. Bondurant has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes during Pregnancy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vaginal Bleeding, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Cryosurgery, Menome ... (Read more)

Dan Steven Veljovich MD
Specializes in Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Women's Health
Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
12303 Northeast 130th Lane; Suite 450
Kirkland, WA

Dr. Dan Veljovich's areas of specialization are surgery, gynecologic oncology, and women's health. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and vaginoplasty. Dr. Veljovich is professionally affiliated with Private Practice, Overlake Medical Center, and CHI Franciscan Health. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Veljovich takes Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Seattle Magazine ?Top Doctors? 2016 Seattle Met "Top Doctors"; Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors; and Seattle Met : Top Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes during Pregnancy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vaginal Bleeding, Cystocele, Vaginoplasty, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Menometrorrhagia, Im ... (Read more)

William Anthony Peters MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1231 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 525
Bellevue, WA

Dr. William Peters' medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Peters include colposcopy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and cryosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Edmonds Campus, Overlake Medical Center, and EvergreenHealth. Dr. Peters honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Peters is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Seattle Magazine Top Doc; Seattle Met Top Doc; and Seattle Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes during Pregnancy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vaginal Bleeding, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Menometrorrhagia, Implanon, Nexpla ... (Read more)

Pamela J Paley MD
Specializes in Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Other
Average rating 3.84 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
12303 Northeast 130th Lane; Suite 450
Kirkland, WA

Dr. Pamela Paley works as a surgeon and gynecologic oncologist in Seattle, WA, Issaquah, WA, and Kirkland, WA. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and cryosurgery. Patients gave Dr. Paley an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Paley include: Seattle Magazine ?Top Doctors? 2016 Seattle Met "Top Doctors"; Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors; and Seattle Met : Top Doctors. Dr. Paley's professional affiliations include Overlake Medical Center, EvergreenHealth, and Swedish Cherry Hill Campus. Dr. Paley is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes during Pregnancy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vaginal Bleeding, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Menometrorrhagia, Implanon, Nexpla ... (Read more)

Charles W Drescher MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1231 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 525
Bellevue, WA

Dr. Charles Drescher is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drescher include colposcopy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and cryosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Edmonds Campus, Overlake Medical Center, and EvergreenHealth. Dr. Drescher is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. Dr. Drescher attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Magazine ?Top Doctors? 2016 Seattle Met "Top Doctors"; Seattle Magazine: Top Doctors Seattle Met: Top Doctors; and Seattle Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes during Pregnancy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vaginal Bleeding, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Menometrorrhagia, Implanon, Nexpla ... (Read more)

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
12333 Northeast 130th Lane; Suite 240
Kirkland, WA

Dr. Carolyn Kline practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kline include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pre-eclampsia. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kline studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kline completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kline has received include Seattle Magazine ?Top Doctors? 2016 Seattle Met "Top Doctors"; Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors; and Seattle Met : Top Doctors. She is affiliated with Overlake Medical Center, EvergreenHealth, and Swedish Issaquah Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes, Diabetes during Pregnancy

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Diabetes, Multiple Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Genetic Counselin ... (Read more)

Julie A Lacombe MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1135 116th Avenue Ne; Suite 510, Medical Office Tower
Bellevue, WA

Dr. Julie Lacombe is an urogynecology specialist. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and hysterosalpingography. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Overlake Medical Center and Swedish Issaquah Campus. Dr. Lacombe attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut for residency. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Lacombe is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes during Pregnancy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vaginal Bleeding, Cystocele, Hysterosalpingography, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Menometrorr ... (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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