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We found 43 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Beech Street near Berlin, NJ.

Dr. Jean Marie Davidson, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
200 Bowman Drive; Suite E385
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jean Davidson is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Voorhees, NJ and Stratford, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davidson include cushing's syndrome, pituitary disorders, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davidson studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Davidson is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes Management, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
200 Bowman Drive
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Rose Fair-Covely is an adult endocrinology specialist. Her areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, pituitary disorders, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Fair-Covely graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Harish Mohan Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2301 Evesham Road; Building 800, Suite 221
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Sehdev's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sehdev has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Blood Tests, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
2301 Evesham Road; Building 800, Suite 221
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Debbs practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Debbs's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Clinical interests for Dr. Debbs include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2016. Dr. Debbs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Myriam A J Mondestin-Sorrentino, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
2301 E Evesham Road; Building 800
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Myriam Mondestin-Sorrentino practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's average rating from Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Multiple ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
369s White Horse Pike
Waterford, NJ
 

Dr. Gregg Pearson practices family medicine in Waterford, NJ and Waterford Works, NJ. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Pearson trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pearson include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pearson speaks Spanish. Dr. Pearson is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2301 Evesham Road; Pavilions of Voorhees Building 800
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jonel Dershem works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Voorhees, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Dershem average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dershem's areas of expertise include menopause, female incontinence, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). She is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Dershem takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Davis, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
701 Cooper Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Davis sees patients in Marlton, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Davis's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics
160 S White Horse Pike
Berlin, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Hassman's areas of specialization are family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adolescent medicine; he sees patients in Berlin, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Hassman include warts, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hassman completed a residency program at Parkview Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
201 Laurel Oak Road; Suite B
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Gerardo Varallo's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Varallo's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varallo include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Varallo is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Acute Kidney Injury, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. David L Neidorf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
409 E. Gibbsboro Road
Lindenwold, NJ
 

Dr. David Neidorf specializes in family medicine. Before performing his residency at York Hospital, Dr. Neidorf attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and eczema. Dr. Neidorf accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Neidorf is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2401 Evesham Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Ryan Colella sees patients in Voorhees, NJ. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include menopause, female incontinence, and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Colella has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colella accepts. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Colella's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
175 Cross Keys Road; #300a
Berlin, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Mauriello practices family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Mauriello highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mauriello studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics
175 Cross Keys Road; 300a
Berlin, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Hassman's specialties are family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adolescent medicine. He practices in Berlin, NJ. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Hassman attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Hassman's clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. Patient ratings for Dr. Hassman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Hassman is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
100 Route 73 North
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Shahram Mirmanesh specializes in general pediatrics. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mirmanesh include warts, hepatitis, and ankle sprain. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirmanesh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
23 Harker Avenue
Berlin, NJ
 

Dr. John Laratta practices family medicine. Dr. Laratta obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at St. Agnes Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, cardiac risk reduction, and ankle sprain. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Laratta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.