We found 10 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay OAHMO near Ephrata, PA.

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Dr. Tipu Faiz Muhammed Saleem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
175 Martin Avenue; Suite 340
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Tipu Saleem sees patients in Lititz, PA and Ephrata, PA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes. Dr. Saleem's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Saleem obtained his medical school training at King Edward Medical University and performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Curtis Lee Hershey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1635 W Main Street; Suite 700
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Curtis Hershey specializes in family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and sports health. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hershey takes. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lancaster General Hospital. Dr. Hershey is affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. James Michael Kelly, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1635 W Main Street; Suite 700
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. James Kelly specializes in family medicine and practices in Ephrata, PA. Dr. Kelly is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in sports health. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Kelly trained at Lancaster General Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Joseph G Degenhard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
808 Pleasant View Drive
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Degenhard practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Degenhard include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and holistic approaches. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Degenhard honors. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lancaster General Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Degenhard is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mandy R Fannin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
808 Pleasant View Drive
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Mandy Fannin specializes in family medicine and practices in Ephrata, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fannin include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fannin honors. Before completing her residency at Lancaster General Hospital, Dr. Fannin attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. John T Coates, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
101 S 7th Street
Akron, PA
 

Dr. John Coates' medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Coates include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Coates accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Coates's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Il Jun Chon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
446 N Reading Road; Suite 301
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Il Chon specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Ephrata, PA and New Holland, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chon include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Chon takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Dr. Chon has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Joseph J Irwin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
808 Pleasant View Drive
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Irwin practices family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Irwin honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Irwin's medical residency was performed at Lancaster General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Cary L Campanella, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4131 Oregon Pike
Brownstown, PA
 

Dr. Cary Campanella practices family medicine in Brownstown, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and cancer screening. Dr. Campanella is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Campanella graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4221 Oregon Pike
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Judith Hipple practices general pediatrics. Dr. Hipple's clinical interests encompass diabetes, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hipple takes. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She is affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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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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