Dr. Gabriel Uwaifo, MD

Dr. Gabriel Uwaifo, MD

Endocrinology & Metabolism  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Gabriel Uwaifo, MD is an endocrinology & metabolism specialist in Slidell, LA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in endocrinology & metabolism, endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, and more.Read his story

Ochsner Health Center - Slidell

2750 Gause Blvd E

Slidell, LA 70461
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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Abnormal Thyroid
very high
more than 97% of peers
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Uwaifo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Uwaifo "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. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Uwaifo "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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4  Specialties

  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Diabetes Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

2  Board Certifications

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

53  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

  • Aspiration or Injection of Thyroid Cyst
  • Biopsy
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Gabriel Uwaifo, MD
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He is, from my years of experience (using the Ochsner clinic in Slidell) the most difficult doctor to see at this facility - that, in itself, speaks volumes as to his capability.
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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