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We found 41 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Gold POS near King of Prussia, PA.

Dr. Margaret Ting Ryan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 360
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Margaret Ryan specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ryan average 2.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems, parathyroid disease, and hypercalcemia. Dr. Ryan is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Ryan's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Hypercalcemia, Parathyroid Disease

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

Dr. Christina Mitchell is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and hyperparathyroidism. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Mitchell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Mitchell's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Tapino focuses on diabetes. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Tapino is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Tapino is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Curtis Neal Scovill, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 1, Suite 202
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Curtis Scovill is a Paoli, PA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Scovill's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Scovill's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Sumon Kumar Agarwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Mtg., PA
 

Dr. Sumon Agarwala is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Agarwala completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Agarwala is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Traci Tupper specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), hyperparathyroidism, and osteoporosis. Dr. Tupper is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Tupper is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Mtg., PA
 

Dr. Lisa Hamaker is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Plymouth Mtg, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Dr. Hamaker's clinical interests encompass diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. She trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hamaker at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Growth Problems

Dr. David Patrick Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. David Singer practices plastic surgery. Dr. Singer's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Singer attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Singer has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Chi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
0311 Louella Av
Wayne, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gerland's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gerland include diabetes and wounds. Dr. Gerland accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He trained at Girard Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Pennsylvania Podiatric Medicine Association "Distinguished Service Award". Dr. Gerland is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Wounds, Diabetes

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); he sees patients in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bruza attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bruza's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Marylou Checchia Checchia-Romano, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Marylou Romano specializes in family medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. Dr. Romano is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for her residency. Dr. Romano's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Main Line Today Magazine 2011 TOP DOCTOR - Family Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

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Specializes in Family Medicine
625 Clark Avenue; Suite 13
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Smith's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave Dr. Smith a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. David R Trevino, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Mob Ii Suite 121
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. David Trevino's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and osteomyelitis. He is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. Dr. Trevino's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trevino honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1330 Powell Street; Suite 409
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. J. Federico Andino Guarderas practices family medicine in Norristown, PA. His residency was performed at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Dr. Andino Guarderas's clinical interests include diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Andino Guarderas is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Monisha Mandalaywala Vora, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1330 Powell Street; Suite 503
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Vora takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Vora (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.