Dr. Maxwell Kwaku, MD

Dr. Maxwell Kwaku, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(30)
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Dr. Maxwell Kwaku, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Tyler, TX. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Read his story

1000 E 5th St Ste 200

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 594-2666

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • 23 More

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thyroid Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers
Obesity
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Kwaku's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kwaku "Dr. Kwaku is a board certified Endocrinologist practicing at ETMC Physicians Fifth Street Clinic in Tyler, Texas. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kwaku "As an endocrinologist, Dr. Kwaku specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hormone related disorders such as diabetes, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary diseases. To ensure the most complete care possible, Dr. Kwaku utilizes a team approach to health management, incorporating the services of other specialists and healthcare professionals. In his own practice, he focuses on patient education.

"My approach is to provide as much information as possible to patients so they can control their disease and assist in their own health management. Diabetes is a lifelong, 24-hour-a-day disease. You only see a doctor once every three months. You have to know enough about the disease so that you can do things for yourself between doctor visits. I am dedicated to patient care, and my goal is to help my patients live normal lives in spite of their diseases. I work together with patients to help them achieve successful and satisfactory health goals.""

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • 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)
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • 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
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Howard University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kwaku has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kwaku's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kwaku to family and friends
2.8
based on 30 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Kwaku's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Gilmer, TX |
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.
Kemp, TX |
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.
Tyler Texas |
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.
in Tyler, TX |
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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Dr. Kwaku accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Teacher Retirement System
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
    Medicaid HMO
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage HMO
    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
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Kwaku has admitting privileges

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler
800 E Dawson St
Tyler, TX 75701
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East Texas Medical Center
1000 S Beckham Ave
Tyler, TX 75701
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