We found 33 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Silver near Dallastown, PA.

Dr. Aruna Chelliah, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
292 St. Charles Way
York, PA
 

Dr. Aruna Chelliah is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of Madurai Medical College and a graduate of Interfaith Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: pituitary disorders, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Chelliah takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is conversant in Tamil and Malayalam. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Alpa Pravinbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
292 St. Charles Way
York, PA
 

Dr. Alpa Patel is an endocrinologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: pituitary disorders, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients. After attending the University of California and St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Maria Ann Kasper
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1203 South Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Maria Kasper works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in York, PA, Lancaster, PA, and Hanover, PA. Her training includes a residency program at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: foot surgery, clinical trials, and wounds. Dr. Kasper is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. Dr. Kasper is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Cynthia Mae Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3065 Windsor Road
Red Lion, PA
 

Dr. Cynthia Owen's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, depression, and minor surgery. Dr. Owen is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Owen completed her residency training at York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Riffat Sultana Mahmud, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
310 Pine Grove Commons
York, PA
 

Dr. Riffat Mahmud's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mahmud include thyroid problems, holter monitoring, and depression. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahmud is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Mahmud (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Paul Goshtasb Varahrami, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
605 S. George Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Paul Varahrami is a York, PA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, skin issues, and travel medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Varahrami obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Varahrami (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Varahrami is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Skin Issues, Travel Medicine

Dr. Rocco Richard Arcieri II, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1010 Blymire Road
Dallastown, PA
 

Dr. Rocco Arcieri's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Arcieri's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, colposcopy, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. Dr. Arcieri's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Beth Ann Loss-Higgins, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2471 S Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Beth Loss specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loss include menopause, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Dr. Loss is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. Dr. Loss's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Chalak Najat Muhammad, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
292 St. Charles Way
York, PA
 

Dr. Chalak Muhammad's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Muhammad include diabetes. Dr. Muhammad honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for his residency. He has received the distinction of Best Academic Achievement as a Resident of Family Medicine, Ghent Family Medicine Residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Muhammad has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Robina Renee Santaniello, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1112 Pennsylvania Avenue
York, PA
 

Dr. Robina Santaniello works as a family practice physician in York, PA. Dr. Santaniello's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. She is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. She trained at York Hospital for her residency. Capital BlueCross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santaniello accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Jorge Ulises Rubi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2350 Freedom Way; Suite 150 Entrance B
York, PA
 

Dr. Jorge Rubi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Rubi's clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Rubi's training includes a residency program at York Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Robert John Pizziketti, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1034 Plymouth Road
York, PA
 

Dr. Robert Pizziketti is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Pizziketti's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pizziketti include diabetes, menopause, and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pizziketti is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Allergies, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, General Care, Skin Lesions

Dr. Pawan Kumar Arora, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
310 Pine Grove Commons
York, PA
 

Dr. Pawan Arora's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Pawan Arora practices in York, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Arora is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Arora honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. Dr. Arora has an open panel. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, Dr. Arora completed Dr. Arora's residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Dr. Edwin Neil Foster, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1938 Security Drive
York, PA
 

Dr. Edwin Foster's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Foster include diabetes, second opinions, and nursing home care. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Foster is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at York Hospital. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Melencio Chan Ventura Jr., MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2860 Carol Road
York, PA
 

Dr. Melencio Ventura's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Ventura attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ventura is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ventura's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Andrew Todd Winand, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3065 Windsor Road
Red Lion, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Winand specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winand include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and thyroid problems. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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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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