We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Hainesport, NJ.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Conrad works as a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conrad include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conrad accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Teacher Of The Year Award. 1989-90. Baystate Med C; and Tr. Springfield Ma..

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
811 Sunset Road; Suite 101
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Dorfner practices general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Dorfner's clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dorfner trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
714 East Main Street; Suite 1c
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Levin specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Moorestown, NJ. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Levin include cardiac risk reduction, syncope (fainting), and headache. Dr. Levin is professionally affiliated with Advocare Main Street Medical. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Margaret Franger is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Franger graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Dorothy Min is a specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Min include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Min performed her residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Prasad Acharya's area of specialization is adult nephrology. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Acharya completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among his clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. David Share practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Share include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Share is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Solitro is a nephrologist. His clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Solitro completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Mainbridge Lane
Willingboro, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Salerno works as a family practice physician in Willingboro, NJ and Burlington, NJ. Dr. Salerno's areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Specializes in Podiatry
1561 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Spivak is a foot doctor. He is especially interested in diabetes, foot problems, and arthritis. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Virtua Memorial, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). Dr. Spivak honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Spivak trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Foot Problems, X-Rays

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Specializes in Podiatry
1561 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Larry Menacker practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His clinical interests include orthotics, fibula (calf bone) fracture, and osteomyelitis. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Menacker's training includes a residency program at Parkview Hospital. Dr. Menacker's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Virtua Memorial, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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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.