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Dr. Donald Deraska, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Deraska

Montvale Endocrine & Diabetes Center

92 Montvale Ave Ste 3675 Stoneham, MA 02180

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Dr. Donald Deraska, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Stoneham, MA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.


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(781) 438-1800

Dr. Deraska accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Deraska's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Deraska treats Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Deraska treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Deraska treats Osteoporosis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Deraska treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Hashimoto's Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Deraska treats Hashimoto's Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Deraska treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Deraska's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Well Woman Health Examination

About Me

Care Philosophy

We, at Montvale Endocrine and Diabetes Center, hope to guide and assist patients with all their health needs and concerns, so they can lead a fuller and happier life.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology

Education

1995
Mass Gen Hosp-Harvard Med Sch
Fellowship Hospital
1991
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine
Medical School
1995
1991
1989
1988

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. Deraska's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Deraska

4.1

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
70.37037037037037%
(19)
4 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(3)
1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(3)

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Average Reported Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
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I see Dr. Deraska for Hashimoto’s and, like others, am extremely happy. He treats my symptoms (not just my labs), and is very courteous. He tends to have longer wait times simply because he does a thorough job with each patient. I tend to prefer first thing in the morning or right after lunch appointments, and I am rarely kept waiting. I appreciate Dr. Deraska very much!!
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Dr. Deraska will take the time to answer all of your questions. We have discussed at length 3 different treatment options regarding my osteoporosis. I never feel rushed when I have my appointment. He has a terrific demeanor towards his patients and you know he truly wants to help you.
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Dr. Deraska gets 5 stars (six, if I could) but i have to knock one off for his staff and that no matter what, you'll be waiting at least a half hour beyond your appointed time. He'll even tell you that and/or apologize on behalf of the front desk, which is a stand up professional move. In short, he's a doctor's doctor.
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I see Dr. Deraska for Hashimoto’s. Such care & attention to detail!! Well worth any wait. He treats symptoms, not just TSH. MUCH more open-minded than most Western medicine doctors. Answered ALL my questions. Promotes eliminating gluten & open to prescribing T3 (synthetic & NDT). Also looks at B12. Does not prescribe LDN but happy to monitor you if taking. Takes CIGNA. Was booked 2-3 months out but with daily calls I got an appt quick. He is a major player in my journey back to optimal health!
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Dr. Deraska is exactly what has been missing in my experience with Hashimoto's disease. He's thorough in explaining my condition and what needs to be done to treat the disease. I've never had a doctor listen as intently and ask pertinent questions like Dr. Deraska does. He is truly a partner in my health care and treatment. I've seen negative comments about the wait upon arrival to the office,b t it's an acceptable trade off to get the personalized service I enjoy.
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Kind, knowledgeable doctor who gave my dad his full attention when he was there. Good at speaking in plain language, not medical jargon, when asked to do so. He is often quite late for his appointments (once I think he was about 90 minutes late, though his staff did call us to warn us he was running behind), putting notes in his system and calling about test results. I appreciate that when something was urgent, though, he did send out paperwork right away as promised.
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I went to Dr. Deraska for my diabetes. He sure did a great job in prescribing the proper medicine which helped control my A1C. He's the best at what he does.
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He was the worst. Staff was rude. He was rude. Wait time was long and he has no compassion. DO NOT SEE.
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Dr. Deraska is extremely thorough in his evaluation and understands his patient's needs when they ask. Not all patients are the same and what may be normal to one may be not for another. I very much appreciated his progressive and forward view on that.
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Donald Deraska is an outstanding doctor. Although I have had to wait to see him, it is well worth the wait. He is extremely knowledgable and thorough. He keeps up with current research and always fills me in on any new developments that effect my health. He is a true partner in my healthcare, educating me about my condition so that I can make informed decisions. He is very respectful and compassionate. I never feel rushed and he always answers my questions. I highly recommend him.
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He needs to lighten his patient work load. He is too busy to respond to simple patient requests such as calling in a prescription renewal in a timely manner. When I requested that he give me a call a member of his office staff told me that he has patients booked throughout the day so it would be difficult for him to call me. I had to insist that he call me. He did call within 1-2 hours. Was not helpful. Seemed somewhat put out.
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