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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, who practices in Elkins Park, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes, menopause, and thyroid problems. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Anastasopoulou attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Anastasopoulou (or staff) is conversant in 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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. Chernoff is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chernoff takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Chernoff has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. She attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. She is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Blocher is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Abington, PA. Dr. Pinney attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Pinney completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is 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 medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine and the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Kim trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for his residency. He 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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Mayrin is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Mayrin speaks Russian. She is 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 pediatric endocrinologist. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter takes. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alter has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Alter is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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. She has a special interest in diabetes, osteoporosis, and infertility. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Prater is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Kazan State Medical University. Dr. Prater completed her residency training at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. She speaks Russian.

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All Interests: Infertility, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

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). He practices in Philadelphia, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Pomerantz completed his residency training 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. 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 and practices in Jenkintown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Strong include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and eating disorders. Dr. Strong's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Abington Health. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strong takes. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Strong attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Strong speaks Hebrew.

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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 is a family medicine physician in Philadelphia, PA and Broomall, PA. Dr. Hannaway's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Her professional affiliations include 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. Hongxie Shen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 E Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Hongxie Shen practices family medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Shen's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shen honors. Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

Dr. Joseph Steingard is a family practice physician. He graduated from the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Steingard is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steingard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital.

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

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. He is especially interested in diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bloom takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Bloom's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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 an adult nephrology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Dissanayake's clinical interests: diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital. She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Dissanayake takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Denina Helm is a family practice physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Helm include diabetes, migraine, 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. Dr. Helm graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Helm trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Helm is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

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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.