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

Dr. Scott Michael Dorfner, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
811 Sunset Road; Suite 101
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Dorfner is a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dorfner include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Dorfner average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorfner is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Jefferson Health.

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

Dr. Christopher J Salerno, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Mainbridge Lane
Willingboro, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Salerno's medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Salerno is affiliated with Jefferson Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salerno honors. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Conrad's medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Conrad's clinical interests: 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Conrad has received distinctions including 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. Margaret Franger's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Franger is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She trained at Cooper University Hospital for her residency. Her clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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

Dr. Dorothy Min is an adult nephrology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Min performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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

Dr. Prasad Acharya is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Acharya's areas of expertise 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 takes. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Share completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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

Dr. Matthew Solitro's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Solitro honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program.

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

Dr. Joseph Levin's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levin include cardiac risk reduction, syncope (fainting), and headache. The average patient rating for Dr. Levin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levin accepts. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is professionally affiliated with Advocare Main Street Medical.

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Specializes in Podiatry
1561 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Spivak's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Spivak include diabetes, foot problems, and arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. He completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Spivak is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Virtua Memorial, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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

Specializes in Podiatry
1561 Route 38
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Larry Menacker specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Menacker include orthotics, fibula (calf bone) fracture, and osteomyelitis. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Parkview Hospital. He is professionally 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.
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