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We found 24 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Horizon Basic Plan A/50 near Mount Holly, NJ.

Dr. Chike William Obianwu, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
665 High Street
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Chike Obianwu is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Obianwu's areas of expertise include the following: vaginal vault suspension, female incontinence, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ), and Cooper University Health Care. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Breast Biopsy, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Conrad include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Conrad attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Conrad include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Teacher Of The Year Award. 1989-90. Baystate Med C; and Tr. Springfield Ma..

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Graves Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer M Naticchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1636 Route 38
Lumberton, 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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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elliot Suchin, who practices in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suchin include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Margaret Franger's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Franger include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Franger is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Cooper University Hospital's residency program.

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

Dr. Dorothy Min sees patients in Burlington, NJ and Hainesport, NJ. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Min include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Min accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Min completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital.

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

Dr. Prasad Acharya's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Acharya accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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). He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francine Michele Siegel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
210 Ark Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Francine Siegel is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Siegel's clinical interests: menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and pre-eclampsia. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at York Hospital, Dr. Siegel attended Temple University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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

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

Dr. Myra Vargas' medical specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vargas graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
811sunset Road
Burlington, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Dorfner is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorfner include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dorfner trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for residency.

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

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

Dr. David Share works as a nephrologist in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Dr. Share attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency.

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Dr. David St Hulbert, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
210 Ark Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. David Hulbert works as a general OB/GYN in Willingboro, NJ, Delran, NJ, and Mount Laurel, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Christiana Hospital, Dr. Hulbert attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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

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

Dr. Matthew Solitro's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Solitro include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Solitro is in-network for 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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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Graves Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael I Zalkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
210 Ark Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Zalkin's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Zalkin's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zalkin include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at Cooper University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1000 Salem Road; Suite B
Willingboro, NJ
 

Dr. Misa Belazi works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and female incontinence. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Belazi graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Belazi's medical residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
120 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Denniston sees patients in Mount Holly, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denniston include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Denniston attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Grady Memorial Hospital for residency.

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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.