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We found 12 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 is an adult nephrologist in Hainesport, NJ, Mount Laurel, NJ, and Burlington, NJ. Dr. Conrad's areas of expertise 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. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Teacher Of The Year Award. 1989-90. Baystate Med C; and Tr. Springfield Ma..

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

Dr. Dorothy Min is a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Min include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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

Dr. Scott Dorfner practices general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Dorfner average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. Dr. Dorfner is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Dorfner completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Paul R Lanza, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
728 Marne Highway
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Lanza practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Moorestown, NJ. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Lanza honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lanza graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Podiatry
1561 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Spivak practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, foot problems, and arthritis. Dr. Spivak's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Virtua Memorial, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). His training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Margaret Franger's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Franger include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franger accepts.

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

Dr. Prasad Acharya is an adult nephrologist in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Acharya include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acharya accepts. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Acharya attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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

Dr. David Share's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Share include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Share attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Matthew Solitro specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Solitro's clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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

Dr. Joseph Levin is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levin include cardiac risk reduction, syncope (fainting), and headache. He is affiliated with Advocare Main Street Medical. Dr. Levin attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Levin's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levin takes.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Mainbridge Lane
Willingboro, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Salerno's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salerno accepts. Dr. Salerno is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Salerno completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Podiatry
1561 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Larry Menacker practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His residency was performed at Parkview Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Menacker include orthotics, fibula (calf bone) fracture, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Menacker takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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.