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

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

Dr. Elihu Goren's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Goren is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Goren honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Ram M Jhingan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
 

Dr. Ram Jhingan is an adult endocrinologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jhingan's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency 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. Lisa L Hamaker, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Hamaker's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Hamaker's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hamaker attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: 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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Blackstone's clinical interests encompass diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Blackstone is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Sumon Agarwala, who practices in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Collegeville, PA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Clinical interests for Dr. Agarwala include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Agarwala average 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwala accepts. Dr. Agarwala is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

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

Dr. Marc Baer is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Haverford, PA, Wynnewood, PA, and Paoli, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, achilles tendonitis, and bunions. Dr. Baer takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Baer has an open panel.

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

Dr. Monisha Vora is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. Dr. Vora is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System's residency program. Her clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Dr. Vora welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Laser Surgery, Diabetes

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

Dr. Michael Barmach's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barmach include diabetes, sleep disorders, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown. Dr. Barmach's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Doylestown Health.

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

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

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

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

Dr. David Peet works as a family practice physician. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Peet is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Peet graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 clinical interests include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Zhou is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Mercy Suburban Hospital and Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

Dr. Vinutha Netaji's area of specialization is family medicine. She speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil. Her clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Netaji is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She obtained her medical school training at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Netaji is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Adil Shakir's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Norristown, PA. Dr. Shakir's clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Al-Ameen Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for residency. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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

Dr. Dolores Regina Tornambe, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4070 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Dolores Tornambe is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In her practice, Dr. Tornambe focuses on diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Harriet Schwarcz specializes in family medicine and practices in Blue Bell, PA. Dr. Schwarcz has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Schwarcz graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her residency was performed at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Hermine Stein's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Stein's clinical interests: diabetes, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein accepts. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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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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