We found 14 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Media, PA.

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
101 N. Monroe Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Romansky practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Romansky trained at Riverside Hospital for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Romansky's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell works as an ophthalmologist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Witherell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Witherell studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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

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

Dr. Sat Arora's medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Arora is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Arora has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Renuka Verma specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at Girard Medical Center for residency. Dr. Verma has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati.

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

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

Dr. Julia Siegerman's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She practices in Drexel Hill, PA, West Chester, PA, and Havertown, PA. Dr. Siegerman's training includes a residency program at Parkview Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Siegerman has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 500
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Laura Sproat is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Drexel Hill, PA and Broomall, PA. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Sproat studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sproat at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception

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

Dr. Barbara Hannaway's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care; she sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Broomall, PA. These areas are among Dr. Hannaway's clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Hannaway is not accepting new patients at this time. She trained at Wilmington Hospital for her residency. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) is conversant in German and French.

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

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

Dr. Edward Villanueva is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Villanueva honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Villanueva trained at West Jersey Health System for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease

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

Dr. William Ware works as an internist in Aston, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Ware average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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

Dr. Robby Wiemer practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Havertown, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wiemer include diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His residency was performed at Florida Hospital.

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All Interests: Wounds, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes

Specializes in Podiatry
1440 Conchester Highway; Suite 10-c
Boothwyn, PA
 

Dr. Katherine Sydnor's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). She trained at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia for her residency. Her clinical interests include diabetes and sports health. Dr. Sydnor is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
905 West Sproul Road; Suite 106
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Dana Dober is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Havertown, PA and Springfield, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, athlete's foot, and achilles tendonitis. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dober is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dober is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, Fractures, Strains, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Heist is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Heist is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heist include diabetes, cornea problems, and cataracts. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heist accepts. Dr. Heist attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Heist trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Diabetes, Cornea Problems

Dr. Dolores Regina Tornambe, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 175
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Dolores Tornambe practices family medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Tornambe's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, 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.
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