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We found 11 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna Leap Everyday Plus near Paoli, PA.

Dr. Carrie Marie Burns, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Carrie Burns is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), metabolic bone disease, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Burns is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Burns attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Bone Density Test, Burns, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Erika Tapino specializes in adult endocrinology. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical interests include diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tapino honors. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Curtis Neal Scovill, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 1, Suite 202
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Curtis Scovill works as an adult endocrinologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Scovill average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rochester General Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Paoli Hospital. Dr. Scovill is open to new patients.

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Dr. Traci Lynn Tupper, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Traci Tupper's specialty is adult endocrinology. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rhode Island Hospital. In Dr. Tupper's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), hyperparathyroidism, and osteoporosis. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tupper accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Craig Alter practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Alter accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Growth Problems

Dr. David Patrick Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. David Singer is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Singer is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Singer's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Singer is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Chi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Patricia A Montgomery, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4667 W 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)

Dr. David R Trevino, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Mob Ii Suite 121
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. David Trevino works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Paoli, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Trevino's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and osteomyelitis. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Trevino attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Herpes, Hypertension, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. John C Munshower, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 300
Newtown Square, 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

Dr. Lance S Roberts, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
414 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Lance Roberts works as a rehabilitation physician in Malvern, PA and Norristown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Roberts include diabetes, foot problems, and heart problems. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Roberts is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He welcomes new patients. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Roberts completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
860 1st Avenue; Suite 4b
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Frederic Becker is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Becker has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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.