Dr. Maxwell Kwaku, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Kwaku
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UT Health East Texas Physicians

1000 E 5th St Ste 200 Tyler, TX 75701

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(903) 594-2666

Dr. Maxwell Kwaku, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Tyler, TX. Dr. Kwaku has more experience with Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders, and Thyroid Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler and UT Health Tyler. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kwaku to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Kwaku accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Teacher Retirement System
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Medicare Blue PPO
Medicare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna-HealthSpring
Cigna-HealthSpring HMO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Choice Plus PPO
Coastal Comp Health Network (CCHN)
Commercial Insurance Company
CorVel
Worker's Compensation WC
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthFirst
HealthSmart
Humana
Humana Choice Medicare Advantage PPO
Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage HMO
Tricare
Medicaid
Amerigroup
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS
PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
PHCS PPO
RockPort Health Care
CCO/Rockport
Superior HealthPlan
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) HMO
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Perinatal Care
Children's Medicaid
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) RSA
CHIP Perinatal Care
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Health
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Medicaid
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Plus Medicaid
STAR Health (Foster Care) - Medicaid
State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) - Medicaid
State of Texas Access Reform (STAR)+PLUS - Medicaid
Texas Children's Health Plan
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Medicaid - STAR
Tricare
Standard
TriCare for Life
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Universal American
USA Managed Care Organization

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kwaku

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kwaku treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kwaku treats other conditions, please contact the office at (903) 594-2666.

Diabetes

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes specialists.

Dr. Kwaku typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes Counseling
Hypoglycemia
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Metabolic Disorders

Metabolic disorders specialists diagnose and treat issues related to metabolism, including obesity, adrenal gland disease, and hypokalemia, through lifestyle changes and medication.Compare with other Metabolic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Kwaku typically treats 56% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Obesity
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Adrenal Incidentaloma
Adrenal Insufficiency
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Dr. Kwaku typically treats 48% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Thyroid Disease
Goiter
Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism
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Very High Frequency
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Dr. Kwaku's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Kwaku's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kwaku

2.9

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
47.36842105263158%
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Dr. Kuwaku in my opinion has turned into a rude and narcissistic doctor who is too busy to listen to patient needs. Hands down, this past year of seeing him has been some of my personal worst experiences with a doctor-he did not used to be so unprofessional, but things have gone down hill. In my experience today during what should have been a five minute conversation; I was told I was a liar, he gave me the wrong medication, would not listen to my concerns, or help me to solve the issue with my pharmacy. Instead, I was told in an extremely rude and annoyed tone how many times I had called his office... (as if I did not have work and better things to do myself.) I am unsure if it is a cultural barrier or plain and simple lack of knowledge of basic human interactions and being kind, but I would never recommend him to a friend or family. What I would recommend is that he seek some self care and continued education!
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 13, 2020
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I would never recommend Maxwell Kwaku to anyone! Don’t ever go because he won’t allow you to go anywhere else once you are his patient. He is rude, disrespectful and literally verbally attacked me on my last office visit. I felt like crying but would not give him the satisfaction of seeing me cry. I attempted to switch doctors to the other doctor in the office but was told that him and her would have to talk. It is 6 months later I have not heard a word from his office or hers. Fortunately my insurance changed allowing me to go to Christus doctors. When I called his office for a referral to a Christus Endocrinologist he refused to send a referral. He forwarded my records but said since he was a specialist he could not refer to another specialist. Which is a lie!! It’s all about control and he wants all control. Fortunately I found out I did not need a referral! Thank the Lord I am done with him!! I am a healthcare provider. If I treated my patients like he does I would be fired!
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Sharla – Feb 04, 2020
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Very informative, very nice and have never waited more than 5 minutes in his office
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Apr 23, 2019
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T.B. Dr Kwaku, Just want to Thank You today as you are the first endocrinologist that seemed to care about my diabetes. Please continue with patients that way. It was the first time that I felt like a person after going to other endocrinologists and, not bragging, but the first office visit was impressing. It was so appreciative. Again, Thank You.
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Apr 03, 2019
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Took plenty of time and answered all my questions. I found that he is very intelligent and expects his patient to be a thinking and active participant in their own health management. I find the approach refreshing and appreciate being treated accordingly. I received information never shared by my previous providers and feel empowered. If you want to be babied and minimally involved in your care-poor fit. If you want to be part of your team and have tools to work with-good fit
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Susan Bivens in Tyler, TX – Feb 22, 2019
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I am so happy Dr. Kwaku is my doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable and truly cares for my health. He explains everything and wants me to understand my labs reports, treatment plan, diagnosis and encourages questions. Easy to talk with. He helps me to be comfortable.
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Holley in TX – Nov 27, 2018
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Terrible experience! He was very dismissive and actually laughed at me then laughed at my neurologist for sending me there. I have a pituitary tumor and was told I was overreacting and that it was "nothing" despite my thyroid levels being off, tremors, dry skin, tachycardia, palpitations, etc. Two other doctors have told me my symptoms directly relate to my thyroid. He wouldn't listen to me, kept laughing then told me he was testing me for Cushings but not to come back for 3 months.
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Jan 31, 2018
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I don't know where to begin.. He's a know-it-all who rushes you and makes you feel like you're an inch tall. He clearly does NOT understand how the thyroid functions. He's arrogant, rushes through and makes you feel like you're wasting his time. Highly recommended to look elsewhere. His staff is not very compassionate either. Waste of time.
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Gilmer, TX – Oct 28, 2017
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I would like to actually give 0 stars. He is arrogant and will rush everything. I didn't like him afte my first visit but was willing to give another chance. On my second visit he would not discuss any of my problems just whatever he wanted (for those 3 mins) then he was on the phone with me sitting there and shooing me to the room to get my blood drawn. Nurses are amazing but him not so much. I'm also having more and more complications with this medicine and he's telling me to continue them.
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Kemp, TX – Jul 06, 2017
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Someone told me Dr. Kwaki had some negative reviews on this or another site and I was surprised. I saw him for a thyroid issue earlier this year. My endocrinologist had recommended him when he retired and then my internist also suggested him. I had a wonderful experience and thought he was compassionate and professional. He explained everything to me with great care. His nurse was awesome too. I have nothing but good things to say about him and my treatment and would recommend him to my friends.
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Tyler Texas – Sep 17, 2016
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He is arrogant and has a terrible bedside manner. Beware if you disagree with him in any way. He will become very hateful and refuse to help you.
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Diabetic in Tyler, TX – Apr 07, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As an endocrinologist, Dr. Kwaku specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hormone related disorders such as diabetes, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary...Read more

Biography

Dr. Kwaku is a board certified Endocrinologist practicing at UT Health East Texas Physicians Fifth Street Clinic in Tyler, Texas. 

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Education

2005
Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Washington Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
2003
Washington Hospital Center
Internship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

UT Health East Texas Physicians

UT Health East Texas Physicians1000 E 5th St Ste 200 Tyler, TX 75701
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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler

Tyler, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

UT Health Tyler

Tyler, TX

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

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