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's specialty is adult endocrinology. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Belsky's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 in Woodbury Heights, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Borensztein attended Maimonides University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Borensztein include diabetes. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. Her hospital/clinic 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' medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Debbs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Debbs is open to new patients. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Debbs include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2017; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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

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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). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), high risk pregnancy, and heart problems. Dr. Oxford's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oxford's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Her professional affiliations include 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)

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Dr. Patricia J Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
730 North Broad Street; Suite 101
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Patricia Lyons' medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lyons include hypertension (high blood pressure) and dialysis. She is affiliated with Chester County Hospital. Dr. Lyons is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lyons has an open panel. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Glassboro Road
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Tara Tomasso's area of specialization is family medicine. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tomasso takes Medicare insurance. 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. 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). She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Srinivas's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is conversant in Kannada. Dr. Srinivas is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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

Dr. Harsha Sharma is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Sharma's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, colposcopy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College and a graduate of Queens Hospital Center's residency program. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Varallo include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Varallo is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Varallo is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert P Chvala, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
730 North Broad Street; Suite 101
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Chvala's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Chvala is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ashokkumar Patel's medical specialty is family medicine and general internal medicine. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and diabetes management. He is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending B.J. Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Route 168
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sneh Jain's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Jain's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Her professional affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital and Kennedy Health System. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Jain attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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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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