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We found 28 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare POS near Media, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 W Sproul Road
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi practices adult endocrinology. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Zuberi trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Zuberi (or staff) speaks 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 sees patients in Glen Mills, PA, Springfield, PA, and Upland, PA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Gandikota's areas of expertise include thyroid problems. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Her medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Gandikota has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Dina Green works as an adult endocrinologist in Broomall, PA and Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Green's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Green welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin practices adult endocrinology. She attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Media, PA, Phoenixville, PA, and Havertown, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Romansky is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Romansky is open to new patients. His training includes a residency program at Riverside Hospital. Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Media, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Her areas of expertise include wounds. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Verma is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Verma completed a residency program at Girard Medical Center. Dr. Verma has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks the following languages: French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Verma's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. Dr. Darnall is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Darnall is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Darnall attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Main Line Today Top Doc Award.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Patricia Montgomery works as a family medicine practitioner. Patient reviews placed Dr. Montgomery at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines). She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montgomery accepts. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 specializes in general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ware at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 specialty is family medicine. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Hannaway's medical residency was performed at Wilmington Hospital. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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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). Dr. Witherell is especially interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Witherell's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Kyong Park is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Park attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and St. Louis University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and influenza (flu). Dr. Park accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Park is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. John Munshower's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Newtown Square, PA and Media, PA. These areas are among Dr. Munshower's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Munshower has received the distinction of TOP DOCTOR - Philadelphia Magazine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Brian Friedrich is an internist in Drexel Hill, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedrich is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedrich's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and heart problems. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Springfield Hospital. Dr. Friedrich has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Family Practice, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

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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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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 works as an internist in Drexel Hill, PA. In her practice, Dr. Rastogi focuses on diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Rastogi accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of LLRM Medical College, Meerut and a graduate of Crozer-Chester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Rastogi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, 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.