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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
300 Medical Center Drive
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Gerardo Varallo is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Stratford, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Varallo completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Varallo has an open panel.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Acute Kidney Injury, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Glassboro Road
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Tara Tomasso is a family medicine physician in Woodbury Heights, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. Dr. Tomasso accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tomasso is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Associates in Family Healthcare. She has an open panel.

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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 Family Medicine
468 Hurffville - Cross Keys; Road Ste.2
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Neil Levin's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Levin's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and psoriasis. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levin is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Rhinitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Route 168
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sneh Jain works as a general internist in Turnersville, NJ and Blackwood, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Jain is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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

Dr. Joann Richichi, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Joann Richichi is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Richichi's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and pre-eclampsia. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Richichi is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Catherine Minter practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Minter honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Minter is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
151 Fries Mills Road
Tunersville, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Michelson's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Michelson's areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Michelson graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Michelson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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

Dr. Timothy Chen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Chen's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Chen graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Virtua Voorhees. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Cellulitis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1300 Black Horse Pike
Glendora, NJ
 

Dr. Benjamin Blank specializes in family medicine and practices in Glendora, NJ. Dr. Blank's areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford's residency program. Patients rated Dr. Blank highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Marianne Digiovanni's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Digiovanni honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford's residency program.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Amato, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
239 Hurffville - Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Amato's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Amato attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eating Disorders, Cellulitis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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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.