We found 35 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare HMO near East Norriton, PA.

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

Dr. Elihu Goren is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Goren is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Goren's residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goren 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 works as an endocrinologist in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Colmar, PA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Blackstone is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Blackstone takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Lisa Lynn 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. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hamaker attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Hamaker is professionally 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 works as a family practice physician in King of Prussia, PA. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Bruza's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bruza include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Bruza's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bruza completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues.

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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' medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Andino Guarderas include diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. Dr. Andino Guarderas is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Andino Guarderas's medical residency was performed at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Joanna Stefania Kusmirek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Joanna Kusmirek's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kusmirek include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Medical University of Warsaw. For her professional training, Dr. Kusmirek completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, 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. Janis W Rubin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Janis Rubin is a family medicine physician. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubin has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin takes. Before completing her residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Rubin attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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

Dr. George Homa is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Homa completed his residency training at Suburban General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for 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. David C Peet Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
721 Skippack Pike; Suite 3
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. David Peet's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Peet's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Peet is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Dr. Tianming Zhou, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2701 Dekalb Pike
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Tianming Zhou sees patients in Collegeville, PA and Norristown, PA. His medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Zhou is affiliated with Mercy Suburban Hospital and Einstein Healthcare Network. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Monisha Vora specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vora (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. She is especially interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Vora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vora's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Arthur R Ersner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
342 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Ersner is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ersner average 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and preventive care. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ersner honors. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Ersner is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Bernard Hugh Carlin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
342 W Germantown Pike; Suite 200
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Bernard Carlin practices general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Carlin is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Charles Cutler, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
342 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Charles Cutler works as an internist in Norristown, PA and East Norriton, PA. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cutler completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Cutler's clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Cutler's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

Dr. Christopher Drumm, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1437 Dekalb Street; Suite 201
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Drumm's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and migraine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Drumm at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Drumm graduated from 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.