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We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicaid near Woodbury Heights, NJ.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
603 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Martin Belsky's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, metabolic bone disease, and graves disease. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Belsky honors QualCare, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Graves Disease, Tumor, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Alejandra Borensztein is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Woodbury Heights, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Borensztein include diabetes. Dr. Borensztein is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
543 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Debbs specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Debbs graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Debbs trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Debbs include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2016. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dominic Adam Marchiano, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
543 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Dominic Marchiano's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Marchiano is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Marchiano trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and heart problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marchiano's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Miscarriages, Blood Tests, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Jane Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
730 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Patricia Lyons is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lyons is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lyons is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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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)

Dr. Sindhu Kikkeri Srinivas, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2301 Evesham Road; Building 800
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sindhu Srinivas' specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In addition to English, she speaks Kannada. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinivas include amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Srinivas honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Diabetic Nephropathy, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Corrina M Oxford-Horrey, BS, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
543 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Corrina Oxford's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Oxford include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and heart problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Oxford's residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriages, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (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. Robert Paul Chvala, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
730 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Chvala's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chvala accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Diabetes, ... (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. Harsha Sharma, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Harsha Sharma is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, colposcopy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her residency was performed at Queens Hospital Center. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, Blood Tests, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
100 Kingston Avenue
Barrington, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Williams is a Barrington, NJ physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and ankle sprain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Williams obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
300 S. Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ
 

Dr. Ashokkumar Patel specializes in family medicine and general internal medicine and practices in Runnemede, NJ. Dr. Patel graduated from B.J. Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and diabetes management. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.