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We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Media, PA.

Dr. Dina E Green, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 300a
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Dina Green's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Green include diabetes and osteoporosis. Dr. Green accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Green's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Patrick F Romano, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3855 W Chester Pike; Suite 300
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Romano works as a family practitioner in Newtown Square, PA and Mills, PA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Romano include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Romano is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Coventry, and Coventry HSA. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Romano attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

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

Dr. Nicholas Romansky works as a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Media, PA, Phoenixville, PA, and Havertown, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Romansky at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Romansky has an open panel. He completed his residency training at Riverside Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish.

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

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. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Verma focuses on wounds. Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Verma trained at Girard Medical Center for residency. Dr. Verma has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks the following languages: French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati.

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All Interests: Wounds, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems

Dr. Patricia A Montgomery, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4667 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Patricia Montgomery specializes in family medicine and practices in Newtown Square, PA. Her clinical interests encompass immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Montgomery is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Montgomery studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Immunization, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Women's ... (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. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ware takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ware is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 600
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Hannaway's medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Hannaway is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Hannaway is not accepting new patients at this time. Her residency was performed at Wilmington Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks German and French.

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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Witherell attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. His clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witherell honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Witherell is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

Dr. John C Munshower, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
176 S New Middletown Road
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Munshower specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Munshower is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Munshower has received professional recognition including the following: TOP DOCTOR - Philadelphia Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Munshower is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, High Cholesterol

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

Dr. Julia Siegerman works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. She is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Siegerman is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Siegerman has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today.

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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. His residency was performed at West Jersey Health System. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Villanueva is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Villanueva is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease

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

Dr. Robby Wiemer works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Wiemer focuses on diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His training includes a residency program at Florida Hospital. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Wounds, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
723 Saxer Avenue
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Laura Sproat is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sproat include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Sproat has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception

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

Dr. Kenneth Heist is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, cornea problems, and cataracts. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Heist is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Heist's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Diabetes, Cornea Problems

Katherine H Sydnor
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1440 Conchester Highway; Suite 10-c
Boothwyn, PA
 

Dr. Katherine Sydnor practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Sydnor's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and sports health. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sydnor accepts. Her training includes a residency program at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 175
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Dolores Tornambe's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Tornambe's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.