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We found 18 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna HSA near Blue Bell, PA.

Dr. Elihu Norman Goren, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Elihu Goren sees patients in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Colmar, PA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Goren's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Goren performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Sherri Elise Blackstone, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105 Endocrime Associates Pc
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Sherri Blackstone specializes in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Blackstone studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Blackstone completed her residency training at Abington Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Sumon Kumar Agarwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
 

Dr. Sumon Agarwala's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Agarwala is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Agarwala studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Lisa Lynn Hamaker, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Hamaker is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Hamaker attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Hamaker accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Ram M Jhingan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
 

Dr. Ram Jhingan sees patients in Colmar, PA and Allentown, PA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Jhingan is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Jhingan attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Jhingan (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Marc Daniel Baer
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1100 East Hector Street; Suite 105
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Marc Baer's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Baer completed a residency program at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Baer include hammer toe, bunions, and plantar fasciitis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Baer is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Plantar Fasciitis, Tendonitis, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Fractures, Strains, Heel Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. David C Peet Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
721 Skippack Pike; Suite 3
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. David Peet's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Peet accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Peet speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Dr. Tianming Zhou, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2701 Dekalb Pike
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Tianming Zhou's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Zhou accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Zhou's professional affiliations include Mercy Suburban Hospital and Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Dr. Monisha Mandalaywala Vora, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1330 Powell Street; Suite 503
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vora (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Before performing her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Vora attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vora is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Adil Shakir, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1330 Powell Street; Suite 409
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Adil Shakir works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Shakir is a graduate of Al-Ameen Medical College and a graduate of Montgomery Hospital, Norristown's residency program. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Shakir is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

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Specializes in Family Medicine
725 Skippack Park; Parec Plaza, Second Floor
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Harriet Schwarcz's area of specialization is family medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwarcz include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Schwarcz's practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Dr. Schwarcz attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Mood Disorders

Dr. Cheung Kook Kim, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
 

Dr. Cheung Kim sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Kim accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Kim attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fibroids

Dr. Michael J Barmach, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
721 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Michael Barmach works as a family medicine practitioner in Blue Bell, PA and Doylestown, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barmach include diabetes, sleep disorders, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Barmach accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Dr. Azra Iffat Qureshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1602-04 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Azra Qureshi works as an internist. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Qureshi accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. In addition to English, Dr. Qureshi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Vinutha J Netaji, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
342 W Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Vinutha Netaji is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College for medical school, Dr. Netaji completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Hermine Stein, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4070 Butler Pike; Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Hermine Stein works as a family practitioner in Pottstown, PA and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Bryn Mawr Hospital's residency program. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Stein takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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.