Center for Diabetes Medicine
The Center for Diabetes Medicine provides a specialty service for patients with, and at risk of, diabetes and its complications. We also provide cutting-edge care through a commitment to research and development with our affiliated institution.
The Center provides diabetes educators who can answer questions about specific needs and design a personalized program. Working closely with primary care physicians, our specialists will develop a plan of care customized to your lifestyle and your specific medical needs.
Diabetes education covers a wide range of topics, including:
- Understanding the diabetes disease process
- Physical activity
- Therapeutic strategies
- Crisis intervention
- Preventing, detecting and treating complications
- Emotional/lifestyle changes
- Insulin pump therapy
- Special groups for young adults
The Center for Diabetes Medicine at Richmond University Medical Center is under the leadership of Harold E. Lebovitz, M.D.
- Marjan Vahedi, M.D., Endocrinologist
Our Extended Team
- Sonylma Ramos, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, Dietitian
- Gari Wasser, RD, Dietitian
- Trude Vitarelli, RN, MNE, Nurse Educator
By working with the specialists at Richmond University Medical Center, you will benefit from additional services, including:
- Exercise program
- Access to experts in medical subspecialties, including cardiology, nephrology, ophthalmology, podiatry and neurology
- Wound Care: The Center for Wound Healing provides treatment for difficult-to-heal wounds through surgical and podiatric methods. RUMC also houses a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
- Interventional Radiology and the Endovascular program, currently part of the National Institutes of Health’s CREST Study
- Vascular Surgery Program
- The Heart Institute of Staten Island, a co-venture between Richmond University Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital
- The Adolescent Obesity Clinic
To make an appointment, call 718-818-1502.
Patients are seen at our office, located near the hospital, at 800 Castleton Avenue.