We found 33 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Gold Compass 1000 near Blue Bell, PA.

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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. 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. Denina Adele Helm, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1602-1604 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denina Helm specializes in family medicine and practices in Philadelphia, PA. In Dr. Helm's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In addition to English, Dr. Helm speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

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

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
700 Dekalb Street
Bridgeport, PA
 

Dr. George Homa's specialties are general practice and family medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Homa is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Suburban General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Homa honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis

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. Jose Federico F Andino Guarderas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1330 Powell Street; Suite 409
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. J. Federico Andino Guarderas practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. Dr. Andino Guarderas honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Andino Guarderas completed a residency program at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Andino Guarderas is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Foot Problems, Preventive Care, Weight Management

Dr. Joseph A Calamia, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1437 Dekalb Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Calamia is a family medicine practitioner. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and migraine. Dr. Calamia is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calamia accepts. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Suburban General Hospital.

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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. Scott H Culp, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
725 Skippack Pike; Parec Plaza 2nd Floor
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Scott Culp is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Culp is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Culp honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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. Kevin R Melnick, BA, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1437 Dekalb Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Melnick works as a family practice physician in Norristown, PA. Dr. Melnick studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Suburban General Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Melnick include diabetes, migraine, and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Melnick average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Melnick is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

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. Joanna S Kusmirek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Fayette Street; 2nd Floor
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Joanna Kusmirek's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kusmirek include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Medical University of Warsaw. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Kusmirek (or staff) speaks Polish and Italian.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Breast Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Christopher Drumm, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1437 Dekalb Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Drumm's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and migraine. Dr. Drumm has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drumm takes. Dr. Drumm attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is professionally 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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