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

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

Dr. Tipufaiz Saleem works as an adult endocrinologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Saleem's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. Dr. Saleem graduated from the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 works as a family medicine practitioner. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Lancaster General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Hershey's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and sports health. 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 Lancaster General Health.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Stephen Tifft practices general pediatrics. Dr. Tifft obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has a special interest in diabetes, premature babies, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Tifft (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Tifft is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Premature Babies, Attention Deficit Disorder

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

Dr. James Kelly is a family practice physician in Ephrata, PA. His clinical interests include sports health. Dr. Kelly takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kelly completed a residency program 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. William Michael Haught, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
51 Peters Road; Suite 202
Lititz, PA
 

Dr. William Haught's specialty is general pediatrics. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in diabetes, premature babies, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Haught is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haught is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Haught (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 is a family medicine practitioner. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Campanella's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Campanella include diabetes, immunization (preventive vaccines), and cancer screening. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campanella honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology in Manheim, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Buckwalter's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lancaster General Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buckwalter honors. Dr. Buckwalter's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Joint Aspiration, Injections, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Soft Tissue Injections, Contraception, Women's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Loeven is a family medicine practitioner and general OB/GYN. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Loeven takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Lancaster General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Judith Holt Hipple, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4221 Oregon Pike
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Judith Hipple's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Hipple is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hipple trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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.