Dr. Gabriel Uwaifo, MD

Dr. Gabriel Uwaifo, MD

Endocrinology & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

My dad was a university professor and my mom was a high school teacher. Between them I quickly picked up a passion for reading and learning. I read all the medical encyclopedias we had at home and was enthralled with medical history. I was also very fond of TV shows where doctors played a prominent role. Although clinical research and a busy clinical practice make for a very hectic daily schedule, I am glad that I still have time to spend with my family especially my young boys. I love reading non-medical material, especially magazines like National Geographic, Discover and Scientific American. I also have a love for old science fiction books, movies and TV series. These open my mind to imagine what else is possible given time and greater knowledge.

Ochsner Health Center - Slidell

2750 Gause Blvd E

Slidell, LA 70461
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

For me the most rewarding aspect of clinical medicine is to be able to help hurting people. I have always been amazed at how abnormalities in the chemicals our bodies produce can have such an impact on day to day well being. I have patterned my style of clinical medical practice after the best clinician educators I was priviledged to train under during my undergraduate and post graduate training years. These empathetic physicians always emphasized treating the patient and not their condition or disease by spending time talking with (and not just to) the patient. They taught me the art of careful patient listening, which I have found to be one of the most important aspects of coming to correct diagnoses and developing a management plan that actually works for the unique patient seated in front of you. 
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Dr. Uwaifo's Experience

Dr. Uwaifo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Diabetes Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Metabolism Disorders
  • Thyroid Disorders

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


  • Aspiration or Injection of Thyroid Cyst
  • Biopsy
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diet Counseling
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Physical Examination
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Ibadan
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Conn Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • National Institute of Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Uwaifo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Uwaifo's Reviews

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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in New Orleans, LA |
Dr. Uwaifo is a real world Physician. He is a breath of fresh air in today's medical community. He listens to you and your life style. He is concerned, empathetic, and understanding. He is sensitive to your situation and then tells you how and why his recommendations should be followed. He is not condescending in his manner. He made some adjustments to my care and regimen that put me on the right tract for success and better health.
in Mandeville, LA |
I was very impressed with DR Uwaifo. He took time to answer all my questions and obviously is very knowledgeable about autoimmune thyroid diseases. He communicated information in a very clear manner and was very sincere and pleasant. I highly recommend this physician. He is booked up for 4-5 months in advance.
in Slidell |
What a fantastic visit. Very professional, nurturing and pleasant. Dr. Uwaifo is professional and communicated all of his concerns in a very kind, genuine manner.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Uwaifo accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect POS
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Choice Network POS
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Uwaifo has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore
100 Medical Center Dr
Slidell, LA 70461
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Ochsner Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
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