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We found 30 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay OAHMO near Ridley Park, PA.

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

Dr. Lubna Zuberi's specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Zuberi (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. For her residency, Dr. Zuberi trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Zuberi has received the following distinctions: "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine.

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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
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 424
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Praveena Gandikota is an adult endocrinologist in Glen Mills, PA, Springfield, PA, and Upland, PA. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) speaks Hindi. In Dr. Gandikota's practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gandikota accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today.

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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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Green include diabetes and osteoporosis. Dr. Green accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Green's practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Springfield, PA and Glen Mills, PA. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Shamsuddin trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) speaks 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

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
35 Brandon Road
Upper Darby, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gerland works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Narberth, PA, Upper Darby, PA, and Wayne, PA. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and wounds. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. For his professional training, Dr. Gerland completed a residency program at Girard Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Gerland has received the following distinction: Pennsylvania Podiatric Medicine Association "Distinguished Service Award". He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Wounds, Diabetes

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 orthopedic surgeon in Media, PA, Phoenixville, PA, and Havertown, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Romansky at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Romansky has an open panel. He completed his residency training at Riverside Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks 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
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Po Box, Suite 401
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Renuka Verma specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Verma focuses on wounds. Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Verma trained at Girard Medical Center for residency. Dr. Verma has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks the following languages: French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1 Bartol Avenue; Jones Medical Building, Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall is an adult infectious disease specialist. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is especially interested in diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. Dr. Darnall has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Darnall is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Main Line Today Top Doc Award. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Vincent E Baldino, MS, DO
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
5737 Chester Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Baldino sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are general practice and family medicine. Dr. Baldino is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Baldino include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Baldino studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 600
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Hannaway's medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Hannaway is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Hannaway is not accepting new patients at this time. Her residency was performed at Wilmington Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks German and French.

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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
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Ccmc Pob 1 - Suite 104
Upland, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Witherell attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. His clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witherell honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Witherell is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. John C Munshower, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
176 S New Middletown Road
Media, 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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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's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedrich average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedrich takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Friedrich is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Friedrich trained at Springfield Hospital. He has received the following distinction: "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

Angelo B Sutera Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry
280 N Providence Road; Upper Level
Media, PA
 

Dr. Angelo Sutera specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and practices in Media, PA and Glen Mills, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, warts, and hammer toe surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Sutera has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Sutera welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Ingrown Nails, Ankle Surgery, Diabetes, Hammer Toe Surgery, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Tohamy is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 a general internist in Drexel Hill, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Rastogi (or staff) speaks Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rastogi include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Rastogi graduated from LLRM Medical College, Meerut. Her medical residency was performed at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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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.