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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works 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 accepts QualCare, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Belsky attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Alejandra Borensztein practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Borensztein's clinical interests encompass diabetes. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Maimonides University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Borensztein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Borensztein is professionally affiliated with 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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Debbs takes. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. 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. Dr. Debbs is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. She has an open panel. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Tomasso completed her residency training at Abington Memorial Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tomasso at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She is affiliated with Associates in Family Healthcare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tomasso's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chvala's professional affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Chvala's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Srinivas include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Srinivas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks Kannada. Dr. Srinivas is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Varallo's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Varallo's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oxford include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and heart problems. Dr. Oxford takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Oxford 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, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Route 168
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sneh Jain's specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include menopause, colposcopy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma takes. Dr. Sharma is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Sharma completed a residency program at Queens Hospital Center. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

Dr. Ashokkumar Patel practices family medicine and general internal medicine in Runnemede, NJ. His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College and residency at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and diabetes management. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors.

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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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