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We found 183 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Serge A Jabbour, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
211 S 9th Street; Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Serge Jabbour's specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jabbour include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), pituitary tumor, and metabolic syndrome. Dr. Jabbour is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. For his professional training, Dr. Jabbour completed a residency program at Cooper University Hospital. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011.

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Dr. Julia N Kharlip, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Julia Kharlip is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Kharlip has a special interest in diabetes, cushing's disease, and hypogonadism. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. She speaks Russian. Dr. Kharlip is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Tumor, Hypogonadism, Prolactinoma, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Cushing's Syndrome, Cushing's ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Joseph Snyder, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Snyder specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include diabetes and neuroendocrine disorders. Dr. Snyder is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-13; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2004 - 2008, and 2010 -2016. Dr. Snyder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Pituitary Adenoma, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Diabetes, Cushing's Disease, Hypopituitarism

Dr. Mark Henry Schutta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Schutta specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Schutta's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include diabetes. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, and 2013 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Transplant Procedures, Type 1 Diabetes, Hyperglycemia, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes

Dr. Intekhab Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
211 S 9th Street; Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Intekhab Ahmed sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), pituitary tumor, and metabolic syndrome. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Ahmed graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Ahmed's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmed is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Carrie Marie Burns, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Carrie Burns' specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Burns's areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), metabolic bone disease, and thyroid cancer. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Pennsylvania Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burns takes. She has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue.

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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)

Dr. Benjamin Adam Cooperberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
800 Walnut Street; 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ben Cooperberg's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Cooperberg attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Cooperberg focuses on diabetes. Dr. Cooperberg accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Cooperberg speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Anne Rentoumis Cappola, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anne Cappola is an adult endocrinologist in Philadelphia, PA. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Cappola attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Cappola is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Anastassia Amaro, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anastassia Amaro is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Amaro's clinical interests: obesity, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and type 2 diabetes. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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

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Dr. Stephen Gary Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
800 Walnut Street; 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Rosen is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosen obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Mitchell Avery Lazar, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, West Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mitchell Lazar is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Lazar's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lazar trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for his residency. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Diabetes

Dr. Mona Muhammad Al Mukaddam, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mona Al Mukaddam is an adult endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al Mukaddam include diabetes, bone scan, and hyperparathyroidism. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and American University of Beirut Medical Center, Dr. Al Mukaddam attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Bone Scan, Hypercalcemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina M Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christina Mitchell's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Mitchell's areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and hyperparathyroidism. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitchell takes. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Mitchell performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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

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Dr. Serena Cardillo, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Serena Cardillo is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Her areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, and transplant procedures. Dr. Cardillo is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks Italian.

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

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Dr. Michael Roehrhoff Rickels, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Rickels sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rickels include type 2 diabetes. Dr. Rickels is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Jeremy James Flood, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3737 Market Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeremy Flood's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Flood graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has a special interest in diabetes, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Flood is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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.