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

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

Dr. Christina Mitchell is an adult endocrinologist. Her clinical interests include obesity, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Mitchell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Mitchell has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. She is 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 sees patients in Radnor, PA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tapino include diabetes. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tapino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Traci Tupper's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Tupper average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include adrenal tumor, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Tupper's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tupper honors. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Tupper completed a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Tupper has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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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
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Sumon Agarwala sees patients in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Collegeville, PA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agarwala include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Agarwala is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. The average patient rating for Dr. Agarwala is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwala accepts.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Hamaker is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hamaker attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Craig Alan Alter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Craig Alter is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He works in Chalfont, PA, Abington, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Alter is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Growth Problems

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
250 W Lancaster Avenue; Suite 220
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Robert Cohen is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Paoli, PA. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include hammer toe, facet injection, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at Temple University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michelle Smith specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Smith is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith has a closed panel.

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

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

Dr. John Bruza is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Bruza obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bruza is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues.

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

Dr. Chandira Mendis is an East Norriton, PA physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mendis include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Main Line Health. Dr. Mendis graduated from the University of Havana School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Monisha Vora, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Vora attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Vora's clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. Dr. Vora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. J. Federico Andino Guarderas is a Norristown, PA physician who specializes in family medicine. For his residency, Dr. Andino Guarderas trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Areas of expertise for Dr. Andino Guarderas include diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andino Guarderas takes. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Andino Guarderas is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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

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

Dr. Clara Tiburcio's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Tiburcio is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tiburcio include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tiburcio takes. Before performing her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Dr. Tiburcio attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Janis Rubin practices family medicine in Conshohocken, PA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Homa is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Suburban General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Tianming Zhou, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2701 Dekalb Pike
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Tianming Zhou sees patients in Collegeville, PA and Norristown, PA. His medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Zhou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Suburban Hospital and Einstein Healthcare Network. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zhou's training includes a residency program at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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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