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We found 54 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare near Jenkintown, PA.

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

Dr. Arthur Chernoff is an adult endocrinology specialist in Elkins Park, PA. In his practice, Dr. Chernoff focuses on diabetes. Dr. Chernoff is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Chernoff attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is conversant in French.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Nissa Blocher's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Blocher's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chinese, Vietnamese, and French.

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

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

Dr. Catherine Anastasopoulou's specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Anastasopoulou (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Anastasopoulou is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Anastasopoulou graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5501 Old York Road; Cpc Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Young Kim is an adult endocrinology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He is conversant in Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Kim attended Seoul National University College of Medicine and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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 practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Alter accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 Pediatric Endocrinology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Sara Pinney works as a pediatric endocrinologist. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Pinney 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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
50 Township Line Road; Medical Arts Blding, Suite G01
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Jane Mayrin is an endocrinologist in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. She is conversant in Russian. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Mayrin is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Mayrin attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9880 Bustleton Avenue; Suite 220
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Janna Prater's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Prater's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, osteoporosis, and infertility. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pomerantz attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Outstanding Contribution Award for Preceptor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Pomerantz is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Lankenau Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
201 Old York Road; Suite 140
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Mortimer Strong's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Jenkintown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. In his practice, he is particularly 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 takes. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Strong completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Strong speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Abington Health. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

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Specializes in Family Medicine
5753-55 Wayne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

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

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

Dr. Joel Martin Glassman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
201 Old York Road, Suite #205; Einstein Plaza
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Joel Glassman's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. Dr. Glassman takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Glassman's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Steingard is a family medicine physician in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steingard attended medical school at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Steingard's professional affiliations include Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
401 E. Township Line Road; Suite B
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Hongxie Shen's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shen include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. For his residency, Dr. Shen trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Japanese. He is professionally 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; Suite 102 - Rydal Square
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora honors. Dr. Vora welcomes new patients. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati.

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

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Specializes in Podiatry
Two Penn Boulevard; Suite 116
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Spivak practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, foot problems, and arthritis. Dr. Spivak's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Virtua Memorial, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). His training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Foot Problems, X-Rays

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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.