We found 30 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry near Ridley Park, PA.

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

Dr. Lubna Zuberi is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Zuberi has a special interest in thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Her medical residency was performed at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. Her distinctions 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 professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

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

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Shamsuddin is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Shamsuddin is professionally 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 Diseases, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 424
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Praveena Gandikota's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in thyroid problems. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gandikota completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Gandikota is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 N. Monroe Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Romansky is a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Romansky takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Romansky's 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
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Po Box, Suite 401
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Renuka Verma works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Media, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Verma's areas of expertise include the following: warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Girard Medical Center for her residency. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. John Witherell is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. 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

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 in Ridley Park, PA. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Darnall attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Darnall average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Darnall is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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

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

Dr. Angelo Sutera's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sutera include diabetes, warts, and hammer toe surgery. Dr. Sutera takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sutera's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, Ingrown Nails, Fractures, Strains, Heel ... (Read more)

Dr. Sat P Arora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 303
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sat Arora is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arora include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arora accepts. Dr. Arora is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Arora completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Arora welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Julia Bye Siegerman
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
648 Childs Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Julia Siegerman practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Drexel Hill, PA, West Chester, PA, and Havertown, PA. She trained at Parkview Hospital for her residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. Dr. Siegerman is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She 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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Tendon Repair, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Nails, Heel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2501 Garrett Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Edward Villanueva specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Drexel Hill, PA and Havertown, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Villanueva speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Villanueva trained at West Jersey Health System. Patients rated Dr. Villanueva highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villanueva takes.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease

Dr. Jay W Hubsher, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1001 Baltimore Pike; Suite 109
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Jay Hubsher's area of specialization is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hubsher include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. Dr. Hubsher is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5030 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Brian Friedrich practices general internal medicine in Drexel Hill, PA. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Friedrich completed a residency program at Springfield Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and heart problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Friedrich has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Family Practice, Main Line Today. Dr. Friedrich is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Barbara Hannaway's specialty is family medicine. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Hannaway completed a residency program at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Hannaway is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
8 Morton Avenue; Suite 303
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. John Traverso's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Traverso is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Dr. Traverso is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Sports Injuries, Women's Health Issues

Specializes in Family Medicine
176 S New Middletown Road
Media, PA
 

Dr. David Broyles' specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: minor surgery and preventive care. Dr. Broyles accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Crozer-Keystone Health System for residency. Dr. Broyles's distinctions include: "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine; Philadelphia magazine; and "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Travel Medicine

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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.
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