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 sees patients in York, PA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chelliah include pituitary disorders, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chelliah is a graduate of Madurai Medical College and a graduate of Interfaith Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chelliah is conversant in Tamil and Malayalam. Her professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital.

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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 is an adult endocrinologist. Her areas of expertise include pituitary disorders, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Her professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Patel 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. Dr. Patel's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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

Dr. Maria Kasper is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. In her practice, she is particularly interested in foot surgery, clinical trials, and wounds. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. Dr. Kasper's residency was performed at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Kasper is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Chalak Muhammad is a family medicine physician. His areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Muhammad accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Muhammad trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Best Academic Achievement as a Resident of Family Medicine, Ghent Family Medicine Residency. His professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Muhammad's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Beth Loss specializes in family medicine. Dr. Loss's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Loss include menopause, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Loss graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menopause, and minor surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Pizziketti average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pizziketti honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pizziketti studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahmud include thyroid problems, holter monitoring, and depression. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Mahmud honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Mahmud (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Mahmud is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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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 a special interest in diabetes and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Ventura is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Ventura is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder

Bronwyn Wilke
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1203 South Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Bronwyn Wilke's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She practices in Lancaster, PA, York, PA, and Hanover, PA. Dr. Wilke speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and sports health. Her professional affiliations include WellSpan York Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Wilke's training includes a residency program at OhioHealth - Grant Medical Center, Columbus. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Kenneth Robert Higgins, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2471 S Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Higgins is a family practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Higgins include menopause, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Higgins average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital for residency. Dr. Higgins is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He 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 is a Red Lion, PA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at York Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Owen include diabetes, depression, and minor surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Owen honors. Dr. Owen's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Cynthia Ann Scheftic, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
755 S Pleasant Avenue
Dallastown, PA
 

Dr. Cynthia Meyer's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Meyer's areas of expertise include diabetes, menopause, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyer studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Varahrami (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. In his practice, Dr. Varahrami focuses on diabetes, skin issues, and travel medicine. Dr. Varahrami's professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Before performing his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network, Dr. Varahrami attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Skin Issues, Travel Medicine

Rick F Martin
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1203 South Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Rick Martin is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martin include foot surgery, heel pain, and wounds. His professional affiliations include WellSpan York Hospital and Lancaster General Health. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Alyssa Larin Mengal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1001 S George Street; York Hospital Chair - Department of Medicine
York, PA
 

Dr. Alyssa Moyer specializes in general internal medicine and practices in York, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, second opinions, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Moyer is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Moyer accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Second Opinions, Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Hospital Care, Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Dipak Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and thyroid problems. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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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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