Geriatric Healthcare Specialist Fishers IN

In a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from Brown Medical School found that reduced glucose uptake and decreased metabolism in the hippocampus—the area of the brain associated with memory—cause neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment.

Bassem M Mostafa, MD
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1997

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Jodie R Harper-Coe, MD
(317) 338-3584
5776 Hornbill Pl
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 522
Graduation Year: 1998

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Robert Marshall Palmer, MD
(216) 444-2200
7801 Holly Creek Ln
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1971

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Joseph Francis Jr, MD
(317) 338-7017
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1984

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Patrick Joseph Healey, MD
(317) 338-2460
11062 Springmill Ln
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1983

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Hugh David Spangler, MD
(765) 288-1928
38 Twinshore Ct
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Winona Mem Hosp, Indianapolis, In; Westview Hosp, Indianapolis, In; Ball Mem Hosp, Muncie, In
Group Practice: Comprehensive Mental Health

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Steven Raymond Counsell, MD
(317) 630-6911
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Indiana University Medical Grp Regenstrief Health Center

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Elizabeth Berhane, MD
(317) 554-0000
10917 Yorktown Xing
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Addis Ababa Univ, Fac Of Med, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Haile Sellassie)
Graduation Year: 1984

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Diane Weisman Healey, MD
(317) 338-2460
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1983

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Ratinder Kaur Singh, MD
(765) 674-3321
14263 Esprit Dr
Westfield, IN
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Saugar Univ, Med Coll, Rewa, Madhaya Pradesh
Graduation Year: 1994

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Food for Thought

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By Kris Kucera

Rarely does an extended family get a free pass from Alzheimer’s disease or diabetes mellitus. On the surface, these two afflictions appear totally unrelated —Alzheimer’s (AD), Mother Nature’s cruel version of identity theft; and diabetes, the glucose-metabolism disorder that affects both young and old alike. However, new research indicates that the two diseases behave in a similar manner.

In a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers from Brown Medical School found that reduced glucose uptake and decreased metabolism in the hippocampus—the area of the brain associated with memory—cause neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment. This, they say, suggests that a form of diabetes, tentatively dubbed type 3, leads to AD.

Type 1 diabetes results from a severe or complete lack of insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas that controls blood sugar. Type 2, dubbed adult onset diabetes (although these days it occurs in teenagers and even younger kids), also stems from a dearth of insulin, or insulin resistance —the existing insulin molecules cannot deliver glucose through the cells’ membranes. Surprisingly, the researchers found a new form of insulin, produced in the brain, and they believe that, over time, decreasing levels of this “brain insulin” and other insulin-related proteins ultimately precipitate AD. While levels of brain insulin have no known affect on a body’s overall blood sugar, scientists have long recognized that diabetes patients are more likely to develop AD than those without the disease.

Skeptics of the Brown team’s findings argue that our brains produce so little insulin in the first place, reduced levels of the hormone can’t possibly play a significant role in AD. Regardless, the new data show that AD may be a neuroendocrine disorder, thus increasing the possibility for more effective treatments. And that gives hope to all of us who may one day be touched, directly or indirectly, by the merciless hand of AD.

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