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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 works as an endocrinologist in Marlton, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. Dr. Belsky's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, metabolic bone disease, and graves disease. He is an in-network provider for QualCare, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. 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.

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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 an adult endocrinology specialist in Woodbury Heights, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ. In her practice, Dr. Borensztein focuses on diabetes. Dr. Borensztein's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more.

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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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Debbs's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Clinical interests for Dr. Debbs include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Debbs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. His practice is open to 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). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and heart problems. Dr. Marchiano is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He welcomes new patients.

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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 clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons is professionally affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lyons completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Varallo's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varallo include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Varallo is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tomasso include warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Associates in Family Healthcare. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Tomasso trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for her residency. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her clinical interests include amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Srinivas completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks Kannada. Dr. Srinivas's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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 works as a perinatologist. She attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. She trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Dr. Oxford's areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Oxford average 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oxford honors. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Route 168
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sneh Jain's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at 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 is an adult nephrologist. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chvala takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Chvala attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Michelson's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Michelson include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Michelson attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, colposcopy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Sharma takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Queens Hospital Center for residency. 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 physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and ankle sprain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he 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's specialties are family medicine and general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and diabetes management. Dr. Patel takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.

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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.