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

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

Dr. Sat Arora is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Arora is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He 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 is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. He welcomes new patients.

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

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 orthopedist. His residency was performed at Riverside Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Romansky honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Romansky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Verma a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as 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 the following languages: French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

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

Dr. Barbara Hannaway is a family medicine physician in Philadelphia, PA and Broomall, PA. Dr. Hannaway's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. William Ware is a general internist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ware's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Ware is not currently accepting new patients. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell is an ophthalmologist. He has a special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Witherell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Siegerman include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. Dr. Siegerman accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at Parkview Hospital. Dr. Siegerman has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. She is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Drexel Hill, PA and Havertown, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Villanueva has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Villanueva completed his residency training at West Jersey Health System. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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
905 West Sproul Road; Suite 106
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Dana Dober is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Dober's clinical interests include hammer toe, athlete's foot, and bunions. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Dober is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendonitis, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, Fractures, Strains, ... (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. Robby Wiemer's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Havertown, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wiemer include diabetes. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. For his professional training, Dr. Wiemer completed a residency program at Florida Hospital. Dr. Wiemer is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Wounds, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes

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) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sydnor include diabetes and sports health. Dr. Sydnor is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. For her residency, Dr. Sydnor trained at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

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

Dr. Laura Sproat specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sproat's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sproat include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. 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

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

Dr. Kenneth Heist specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Heist has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cornea problems, and cataracts. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic 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. These areas are among Dr. Tornambe's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tornambe takes. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Tornambe 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.