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We found 50 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare 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 an adult endocrinology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Anastasopoulou is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, 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 practices adult endocrinology in Elkins Park, PA. Dr. Chernoff has a special interest in diabetes. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chernoff honors. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Chernoff is professionally 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 a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Blocher is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Blocher is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Pinney 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Kim's education and training includes medical school at Seoul National University College of Medicine and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is especially interested in 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 speaks Korean. He 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 works as an adult endocrinologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Mayrin honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Mayrin's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, she speaks Russian.

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Alter is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alter 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, osteoporosis, and infertility. Dr. Prater is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Kazan State Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. She speaks Russian. Dr. Prater is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Infertility, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Mortimer Strong specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Strong attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and eating disorders. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Strong is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Abington Health. He 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Pomerantz's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pomerantz takes. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Pomerantz's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Lankenau Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Hannaway's clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her medical residency was performed at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) is conversant in German and French. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 is a family practitioner. Dr. Steingard's areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Steingard is affiliated with Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hongxie Shen's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shen takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Monisha Mandalaywala Vora, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
500 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vora's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vora welcomes new patients. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Bloom sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. 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. He is especially interested in diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloom has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dissanayake include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dissanayake honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is 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.