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We found 40 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Jenkintown, PA.

Dr. Catherine Anastasopoulou, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
50 E. Township Line Road; Suite G01
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Catherine Anastasopoulou is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Elkins Park, PA and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Anastasopoulou's clinical interests: diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anastasopoulou honors. She attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Anastasopoulou (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Arthur Chernoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
50 E Township Line Road, Medical Arts Building; Suite G01
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Chernoff specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Elkins Park, PA. Dr. Chernoff's areas of expertise include diabetes. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chernoff accepts. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Chernoff attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Chernoff speaks French. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Nissa Christine Blocher, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
50 E. Township Line Road; Suite G01
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Nissa Blocher is an endocrinologist in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. Dr. Blocher's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Blocher's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Sara Pinney sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Abington, PA. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Pinney attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Young Nam N Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5501 Old York Road; Cpc Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Young Kim is an adult endocrinology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Seoul National University College of Medicine and the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Jane Valerie Mayrin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
50 E. Township Line Road; Suite G01
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Jane Mayrin is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Mayrin's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Mayrin speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Craig Alter is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Alter graduated from Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Growth Problems

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9880 Bustleon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Janna Prater is an adult endocrinology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Prater include diabetes, osteoporosis, and infertility. Dr. Prater is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Prater attended Kazan State Medical University for medical school. She speaks Russian.

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All Interests: Infertility, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
50 E Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Patamaporn Lekprasert is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Lekprasert is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. After attending Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lekprasert completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She speaks Thai.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bone Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Mortimer James Strong, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
201 Old York Road; Suite 140
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Mortimer Strong is a general internist in Jenkintown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Strong is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and eating disorders. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strong honors. He speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Strong is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Joel David Pomerantz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7300 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joel Pomerantz specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. In Dr. Pomerantz's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Lankenau Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Barbara Ann Hannaway, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5753-55 Wayne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Hannaway sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Broomall, PA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Hannaway is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. Dr. Hannaway trained at Wilmington Hospital for her residency. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Alzheimer's Disease

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2601; 03 S 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Steingard works as a family practitioner. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Steingard honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. His professional affiliations include Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital.

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Dr. Hongxie Shen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 E Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Hongxie Shen's medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Shen is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Shen's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Dr. Shen is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Allergies, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Jeffrey Bloom, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Bloom, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bloom include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Bloom completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Bloom has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Anemia, Kidney Problems

Dr. Imara Rushanthi Dissanayake, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Imara Dissanayake is a specialist in adult nephrology. She studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Dissanayake's areas of expertise include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dissanayake is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Anemia, Lupus, Kidney Problems

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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.