Diabetes Doctor Near Me
Looking for a primary care doctor that can help diagnose and treat diabetes? At Oak Street Health, we have primary care doctors who specialize in treating chronic health diseases such as diabetes. Our doctors and physicians spend time to understand your health history and develop a plan to treat your diabetic condition.
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Our approach isn’t one-size-fits-all. We spend more time with our patients than other primary care physicians would to ensure you get the care you need.
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Call us with questions for your doctor, to arrange prescription refills or to book your next appointment.
- What hospitals do you work with?
We work with any area hospitals that accept your insurance.
- What if I’m not sure I want to change doctors right now?
You're welcome to visit before you decide if Oak Street Health is right for you. Call (888) 812-1183 to learn more.
- Who can become an Oak Street Health patient?
Our doctors specialize caring for anyone with Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans.
- What insurance does Oak Street Health accept?
We accept all forms of Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans. Call us at (888) 812-1183 to see if we accept your specific insurance.
What role does my PCP have in diagnosing or treating diabetes?
Your primary care provider may be the one to make the initial diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes and begin your treatment plan. They will order tests to check your blood sugar levels, prescribe medications, and recommend lifestyle and diet adjustments to better manage your diabetes. Because the condition can cause symptoms throughout the body, your primary care doctor will be in charge of coordinating your care with specialists who can treat them. If you show early signs or symptoms of diabetes or prediabetes, your doctor may discuss options or treatments to improve your blood sugar levels and reduce your risk of developing the condition.
Why is it important to have a primary care physician to help you manage diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic, or long-term, illness that requires certain lifestyle changes and frequent checkups with your primary care provider, who will help you understand your diagnosis and create the right treatment plan for you to prevent complications. Having diabetes can increase your risk of developing diseases that affect certain parts of the body, such as your feet or eyes. Your primary care physician will often coordinate your care with other specialists to ensure you have personalized treatment.
How to find a primary care doctor at Oak Street Health
At Oak Street Health, we have experienced primary care physicians near you who are ready to help manage your diabetes. We can help you find the right primary care provider who will listen to your health concerns and create a personalized treatment plan for you.
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