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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Mtg., PA
 

Dr. Elihu Goren specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Colmar, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Goren's clinical interests include diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Goren has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Sumon Kumar Agarwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Mtg., PA
 

Dr. Sumon Agarwala's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agarwala include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwala honors. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105 Endocrime Associates Pc
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Sherri Blackstone's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blackstone accepts. Dr. Blackstone graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Blackstone trained at Abington Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Mtg., PA
 

Dr. Lisa Hamaker is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Plymouth Mtg, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Dr. Hamaker's clinical interests encompass diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. She trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hamaker at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Mtg., PA
 

Dr. Ram Jhingan is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Jhingan is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Jhingan (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Monisha Vora is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Vora takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Vora (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
721 Skippack Pike; Suite 3
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. David Peet practices family medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Peet's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peet takes.

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Dr. Lance S Roberts, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2705 Dekalb Pike; Suite 207
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Lance Roberts is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Roberts is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital and Phoenixville Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Family Medicine
2701 Dekalb Pike
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Tianming Zhou's specialties are acupuncture and family medicine. He speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Zhou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Suburban Hospital and Einstein Healthcare Network. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown's residency program. Dr. Zhou is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1330 Powell Street; Suite 409
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Adil Shakir works as a family practice physician and geriatrician. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakir studied medicine at Al-Ameen Medical College. He trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for residency. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He 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 is a family practice physician in Blue Bell, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwarcz include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Schwarcz graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Schwarcz trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1602-04 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Azra Qureshi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Qureshi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Qureshi's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Qureshi is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
721 Skippack Pike; Suite #3
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Michael Barmach's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barmach include diabetes, sleep disorders, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Barmach's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Podiatry
190 W Germantown Pike; Suite 120
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Lynne Casper's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, foot problems, and ankle problems. Dr. Casper is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Her training includes a residency program at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4070 Butler Pike; Suite 200
Plymouth Mtg., PA
 

Dr. Hermine Stein specializes in family medicine. Dr. Stein's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
342 W. Germatown Pike; Suite 200
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Vinutha Netaji is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Netaji is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She graduated from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Netaji speaks the following languages: Telugu and Tamil.

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

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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.