We found 43 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Gold Compass 0 near Jenkintown, PA.

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

Dr. Young Kim's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine and the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Catherine Anastasopoulou practices adult endocrinology in Elkins Park, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Anastasopoulou include diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Anastasopoulou (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. She is professionally 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 sees patients in Elkins Park, PA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chernoff include diabetes. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chernoff has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He speaks French.

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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 practices adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Blocher is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

Dr. Sara Elizabeth Pinney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Sara Pinney specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Abington, PA. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Pinney performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. 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. Jane Valerie Mayrin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
50 E. Township Line Road; Suite G01
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Jane Mayrin's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Mayrin's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Mayrin speaks Russian.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Joel Pomerantz's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Pomerantz is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Lankenau Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Pomerantz welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Mortimer Strong sees patients in Jenkintown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Strong is conversant in Hebrew. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and eating disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Abington Health. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Strong attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Strong is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

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

Dr. Barbara Hannaway specializes in family medicine and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Broomall, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hannaway include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Hannaway is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She completed her residency training at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. Dr. Hannaway is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Denina Adele Helm, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1602-1604 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denina Helm's specialty is family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Helm is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Helm completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

Dr. Monisha Mandalaywala Vora, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
500 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. Her clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vora attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Eric Bloom's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bloom's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Bloom attended Temple University School of Medicine. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult nephrology in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Dissanayake include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dissanayake is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For her residency, Dr. Dissanayake trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7900 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Twer is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Twer include diabetes, glaucoma, and contact lenses. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Twer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health and Jeanes Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Contact Lenses

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

Dr. Mark Testa is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sinusitis (sinus infection), and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Patient ratings for Dr. Testa average 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Testa accepts. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Testa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Dr. Rasib M Raja, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Rasib Raja, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Raja (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and laser surgery. Dr. Raja's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. Dr. Raja completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, 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.
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