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We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Devon Health Services near Hammonton, NJ.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
369 White Horse Pike
Waterford Works, 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)

Dr. John M Tedeschi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
856 S. Whitehorse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. John Tedeschi's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Tedeschi is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cooper University Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tedeschi include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Devon Health Services, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Dr. John B Tedeschi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
856 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. John Tedeschi specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tedeschi include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Tedeschi is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tedeschi accepts.

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Dr. Jennifer M Naticchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
425 12th Street
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Naticchia's medical specialty is family medicine. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Naticchia attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Naticchia honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
187 S Route 73
Braddock, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Goudsward's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Goudsward's education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goudsward takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
777 White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Stacy McCrosson specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCrosson include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. Dr. McCrosson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
858 S White Horse Pike; Augusta Professional Center Suite B2
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Nurkiewicz is a family medicine physician. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, syncope (fainting), and athlete's foot. Dr. Nurkiewicz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
41 South Route 73
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Benjamin Rosenblum sees patients in Marlton, NJ and Hammonton, NJ. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include warts, acne, and headache. Dr. Rosenblum is professionally affiliated with Advocare Atrium Pediatrics and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Rosenblum takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Devon Health Services, and more. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for residency.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
856 S. Whitehorse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Reynaldo Velasco specializes in general pediatrics and practices in West Collingswood, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Velasco include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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.