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We found 36 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Gold POS near King of Prussia, PA.

Dr. Christina M Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Christina Mitchell is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Mitchell attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her clinical interests include obesity, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and hyperparathyroidism. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitchell is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Erika Tapino practices adult endocrinology in Radnor, PA. Dr. Tapino's clinical interests encompass diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Traci Lynn Tupper, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Traci Tupper's specialty is adult endocrinology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tupper is especially interested in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), hyperparathyroidism, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Tupper is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Tupper attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Sumon Kumar Agarwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Sumon Agarwala practices adult endocrinology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Agarwala is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Agarwala accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Agarwala attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Lisa Lynn Hamaker, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Hamaker is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave Dr. Hamaker a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Hamaker trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, 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 Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
250 W Lancaster Avenue; Suite 220
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Robert Cohen's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Philadelphia, PA and Paoli, PA. Dr. Cohen trained at Temple University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include hammer toe, facet injection, and arthritis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. John Michael Bruza, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. John Bruza's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bruza include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bruza attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Bruza has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues.

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Dr. Michelle Ann Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
625 Clark Avenue
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Smith works as a family practitioner. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith performed her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Jose Federico F Andino Guarderas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1330 Powell Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. J. Federico Andino Guarderas works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Andino Guarderas's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Andino Guarderas trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Foot Problems, Preventive Care, Weight Management

Dr. Chandira Krisha Mendis, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4 West Township Line Road
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Chandira Mendis is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mendis include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Mendis's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Havana School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Mendis speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Main Line Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
700 Dekalb Street
Bridgeport, PA
 

Dr. George Homa specializes in general practice and family medicine and practices in Bridgeport, PA. Dr. Homa attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Suburban General Hospital for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Monisha Mandalaywala Vora, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1330 Powell Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vora include diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora takes. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Vora completed a residency program at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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Dr. Joanna Stefania Kusmirek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Joanna Kusmirek practices family medicine in Conshohocken, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and osteoporosis. Dr. Kusmirek honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She studied medicine at Medical University of Warsaw. Dr. Kusmirek's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Kusmirek (or staff) is conversant in Polish and Italian. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Breast Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Clara Catherine Tiburcio, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 Market Street; Suite 300
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Clara Tiburcio practices family medicine in Trappe, PA and Collegeville, PA. Before completing her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Dr. Tiburcio attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tiburcio's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, cryotherapy, and migraine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Tiburcio is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Dr. Janis W Rubin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Janis Rubin practices family medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Rubin's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, 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.