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, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 N. Monroe Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Romansky practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Media, PA, Phoenixville, PA, and Havertown, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. For his professional training, Dr. Romansky completed a residency program at Riverside Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Media, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Her training includes a residency program at Girard Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verma include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verma accepts. She has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell sees patients in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Witherell attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Witherell is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

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

Dr. Sat Arora specializes in adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Dr. Arora takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Arora has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. He has an open panel.

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siegerman include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. Her professional affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Siegerman trained at Parkview Hospital for her residency. She has received the following distinction: "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)

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

Dr. Edward Villanueva practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Drexel Hill, PA and Havertown, PA. In his practice, Dr. Villanueva focuses on diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Villanueva is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at West Jersey Health System for his residency. He is conversant in 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

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

Dr. William Ware works as an internist in Aston, PA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ware is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has a closed panel. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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

Dr. Laura Sproat's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Sproat accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Sproat attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is professionally 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

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

Dr. Barbara Hannaway is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Hannaway's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She trained at Wilmington Hospital for residency. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Hannaway is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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. Robby Wiemer is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiemer include diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiemer's training includes a residency program at Florida Hospital. Dr. Wiemer's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Wounds, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes

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

Dr. Kenneth Heist is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes, cornea problems, and cataracts. Patient reviews placed Dr. Heist at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Diabetes, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Katherine Sydnor practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Her areas of expertise include diabetes and sports health. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sydnor trained at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Sydnor is 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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; she sees patients in Havertown, PA and Springfield, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: hammer toe, athlete's foot, and achilles tendonitis. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. The average patient rating for Dr. Dober is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dober honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Dolores Tornambe specializes in family medicine. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Tornambe performed her residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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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