We found 12 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Medicaid near Woodbury Heights, NJ.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
603 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Martin Belsky sees patients in Marlton, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Belsky's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, metabolic bone diseases, and graves disease. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors QualCare, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Belsky has an open panel.

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Dr. Alejandra Giselle Borensztein, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Alejandra Borensztein works as an adult endocrinologist in Woodbury Heights, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ. She attended Maimonides University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has a special interest in diabetes. Dr. Borensztein accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian 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 works as a perinatologist and gynecologist. Dr. Debbs has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Debbs attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He has received the following distinctions: 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 professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriage, Labor ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patricia Lyons' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Lyons is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Glassboro Road
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Tara Tomasso is a family practice physician. Dr. Tomasso is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. She is affiliated with Associates in Family Healthcare. Dr. Tomasso is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she performed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Robert Paul Chvala, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
730 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Chvala is a specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. Dr. Chvala takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chvala's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Chvala attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Diabetes, ... (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 high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Srinivas's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Srinivas completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
300 Medical Center Drive
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Gerardo Varallo practices adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Varallo trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for his residency. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Varallo honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He 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)

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

Dr. Corrina Oxford is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and heart problems. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Oxford accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Oxford is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She is accepting 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Route 168
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sneh Jain is an internist. Dr. Jain's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Dr. Harsha Sharma, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Harsha Sharma's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include menopause, colposcopy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at Queens Hospital Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma takes.

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

Dr. Ashokkumar Patel is a family medicine practitioner and general internist in Runnemede, NJ. His areas of expertise include ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and diabetes management. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. He completed his residency training 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.
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