We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Lititz, PA.

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Dr. Tipu Faiz Muhammed Saleem, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1575 Highlands Drive; Suite 206
Lititz, PA
 

Dr. Tipu Saleem's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Saleem's clinical interests encompass diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He attended King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Curtis Lee Hershey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1635 W Main Street; Suite 700
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Curtis Hershey is a family practitioner in Ephrata, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hershey include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and sports health. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hershey takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hershey studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hershey completed a residency program at Lancaster General Hospital. He is affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. James Michael Kelly, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1635 W Main Street; Suite 700
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. James Kelly's medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kelly average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kelly include sports health. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelly graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lancaster General Hospital. He is affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. W Michael Haught, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
51 Peters Road; Suite 202
Lititz, PA
 

Dr. William Haught specializes in general pediatrics. His clinical interests include diabetes, premature babies, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Haught is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haught attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Haught (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Premature Babies, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Stephen W Tifft, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
51 Peters Road; Suite 202
Lititz, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Tifft's specialty is general pediatrics. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Tifft attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, premature babies, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tifft takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tifft (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Premature Babies, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Cary L Campanella, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4131 Oregon Pike
Brownstown, PA
 

Dr. Cary Campanella works as a family practitioner. His clinical interests include diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and cancer screening. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Campanella accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Campanella completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Dr. Nicholas A Buckwalter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
107 W End Drive
Manheim, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Buckwalter specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Buckwalter honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at Lancaster General Hospital for residency. Dr. Buckwalter is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Michael R Loeven, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
107 W End Drive
Manheim, PA
 

Dr. Michael Loeven is a Manheim, PA physician who specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Loeven's clinical interests include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loeven honors. Before completing his residency at Lancaster General Hospital, Dr. Loeven attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Loeven is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4221 Oregon Pike
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Judith Hipple's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Hipple has a special interest in diabetes, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Hipple attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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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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