Finding Providers
loading

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 an adult endocrinology specialist. She speaks Tamil and Malayalam. Dr. Chelliah's clinical interests include pituitary disorders, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. She is a graduate of Madurai Medical College and a graduate of Interfaith Medical Center's residency program. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chelliah accepts.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alpa Patel practices adult endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include pituitary disorders, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Patel is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Patel honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of California and St. Louis University School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maria Kasper practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in York, PA, Lancaster, PA, and Hanover, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kasper include foot surgery, clinical trials, and wounds. Dr. Kasper is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Kasper trained at Inova Fairfax Hospital for residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Diabetes, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cynthia Owen works as an internist. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at York Hospital. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and minor surgery. Dr. Owen accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Owen's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

Read more

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 practices general internal medicine in York, PA and Shrewsbury, PA. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahmud's clinical interests include thyroid problems, holter monitoring, and depression. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahmud honors. Dr. Mahmud is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Mahmud (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Allergies, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Varahrami's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, skin issues, and travel medicine. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Varahrami is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Varahrami (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

Read more

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 area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include menopause, colposcopy, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Arcieri's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at York Hospital. Dr. Arcieri is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Second Opinions, Sports Health, Substance Abuse, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Beth Loss practices family medicine in York, PA. Her areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Loss is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Loss attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Second Opinions, Headache, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Chalak Muhammad is a family medicine practitioner. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Muhammad's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Best Academic Achievement as a Resident of Family Medicine, Ghent Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Muhammad's professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Robina Santaniello's specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She trained at York Hospital for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santaniello include menopause, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. She honors Capital BlueCross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Santaniello welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Infertility, Headache, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Rubi specializes in general internal medicine and practices in York, PA. These areas are among Dr. Rubi's clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at York Hospital, Dr. Rubi attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rubi's professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Endocrine Diseases, General Care, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Pizziketti practices family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, menopause, and minor surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pizziketti takes. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Pizziketti welcomes new patients.

Read more

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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Arora's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Arora is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Arora's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Arora takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Second Opinions, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stroke, Pain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edwin Foster works as a general internist in York, PA. Dr. Foster attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, second opinions, and nursing home care. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Foster is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Second Opinions, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stroke, General Care, Nursing Home Care, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melencio Ventura works as a general pediatrician. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ventura at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ventura include diabetes and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ventura graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Dipak Manibhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3065 Windsor Road
Red Lion, PA
 

Dr. Dipak Patel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Red Lion, PA. His clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and thyroid problems. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, General Care

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.