We found 36 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare HMO near East Norriton, PA.

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

Dr. Elihu Goren works as an endocrinologist in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Colmar, PA. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Goren has a special interest in diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Goren has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Menopause, 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Blackstone is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Blackstone attended Temple University School of Medicine. She 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave Dr. Hamaker a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hamaker attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Michelle Ann Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
625 Clark Avenue; Suite 13
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Smith practices family medicine. Dr. Smith studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Smith is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Monisha Vora is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for residency. These areas are among Dr. Vora's clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vora is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Michael Bruza, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. John Bruza specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bruza include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Bruza performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruza honors. Dr. Bruza has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2011-2017.

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

Dr. George Homa works as a general practitioner and family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Homa include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Before performing his residency at Suburban General Hospital, Dr. Homa attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Homa accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis

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 in Norristown, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Andino Guarderas include diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andino Guarderas takes. He trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for residency. 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; Suite 201
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Calamia works as a family medicine practitioner in Norristown, PA. Dr. Calamia's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and migraine. He 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 takes. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Calamia completed his residency training at Suburban General Hospital.

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Dr. Kevin R Melnick, BA, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1437 Dekalb Street; Suite 201
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Melnick's medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, migraine, and heart problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Melnick takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Suburban General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

Dr. Dana B Burkholder, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
625 Clark Avenue; #13
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Dana Burkholder specializes in family medicine and practices in King of Prussia, PA and Phoenixville, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Burkholder include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Burkholder attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Janis W Rubin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Janis Rubin works as a family medicine practitioner. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin completed her residency training at Bryn Mawr Hospital. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Jennifer Mary McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4070 Butler Pike; Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer McCarthy's area of specialization is family medicine. Before performing her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Dr. McCarthy attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. McCarthy's clinical interests: diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. McCarthy is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

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

Dr. Dolores Tornambe practices family medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Tornambe's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. Scott Culp is a family medicine practitioner. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Culp include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Culp honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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All Interests: 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's specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Peet include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Peet speaks Spanish. He 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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