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 is an endocrinologist in Lititz, PA and Ephrata, PA. He is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. Saleem is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He graduated from King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner in Ephrata, PA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hershey include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and sports health. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed 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. Joseph G Degenhard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
808 Pleasant View Drive
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Degenhard is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Degenhard attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lancaster General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and holistic approaches. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Degenhard has an open panel.

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

Dr. James Kelly works as a family medicine physician. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kelly include sports health. Dr. Kelly is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Kelly's training includes a residency program at Lancaster General Hospital. 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. Mandy R Fannin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
808 Pleasant View Drive
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Mandy Fannin's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Fannin is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Lancaster General Hospital. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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' area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Coates attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Coates's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He welcomes 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. Dr. Chon's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Chon attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Chon's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Irwin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Lancaster General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Irwin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Cary Campanella's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Campanella's clinical interests include diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Campanella is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4221 Oregon Pike
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Judith Hipple works as a pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hipple include diabetes, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Hipple 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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