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We found 27 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Media, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 W Sproul Road
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi specializes in adult endocrinology. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Zuberi has received include "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Zuberi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Fine Needle Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 West Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Praveena Gandikota, who practices in Glen Mills, PA, Springfield, PA, and Upland, PA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Gandikota has indicated that her clinical interests include thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Gandikota trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for her residency. She has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 West Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin is an adult endocrinologist. In addition to English, Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Shamsuddin attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shamsuddin accepts.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Nicholas Mark Romansky
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 N. Monroe Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Romansky specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Media, PA, Phoenixville, PA, and Havertown, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Romansky honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Romansky trained at Riverside Hospital for residency. Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Injuries

Dr. Sat Sat Arora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1088 W. Baltimore Pike; Suite 3306
Media, PA
 

Dr. Sat Arora is an adult nephrologist in Upland, PA and Media, PA. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Arora is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Arora graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerular Diseases, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Darnall, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1 Bartol Avenue; Jones Medical Building, Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Darnall's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Darnall attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Main Line Today Top Doc Award. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease

Renuka H Verma
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3305
Media, PA
 

Dr. Renuka Verma's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Verma (or staff) is conversant in French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verma include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. Her professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She trained at Girard Medical Center for residency. Patients gave Dr. Verma an average rating of 2.5 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 the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendonitis, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 Cherry Tree Road
Aston, PA
 

Dr. William Ware's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Ware has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ware has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Barbara Ann Hannaway, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 600
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Hannaway sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Broomall, PA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Hannaway is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. 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 a closed panel. Dr. Hannaway trained at Wilmington Hospital for her residency. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Alzheimer's Disease

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Witherell completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Witherell is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Brian G Friedrich, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5030 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Brian Friedrich's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedrich include diabetes and heart problems. Dr. Friedrich has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedrich takes. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Friedrich completed a residency program at Springfield Hospital. Dr. Friedrich has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Family Practice, Main Line Today. Dr. Friedrich is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Kyong Bin B Park, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
525 W Chester Pike; Suite 102-b
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Kyong Park's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Park's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and influenza (flu). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Park trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Park is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Insomnia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 326
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Tohamy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Colectomy, Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5030 State Road; Suite 2-400
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Neeti Rastogi practices general internal medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Rastogi honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She attended LLRM Medical College, Meerut for medical school and subsequently trained at Crozer-Chester Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Rastogi (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Julia Bye Siegerman
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
648 Childs Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Julia Siegerman specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Drexel Hill, PA, West Chester, PA, and Havertown, PA. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siegerman has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. She is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Tendon Repair, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Nails, Heel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Edward Villanueva's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Drexel Hill, PA and Havertown, PA. Dr. Villanueva is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. His professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Villanueva completed a residency program at West Jersey Health System. On average, patients gave Dr. Villanueva a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease

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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.