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We found 25 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare POS near Ridley Park, PA.

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

Dr. Lubna Zuberi is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her residency was performed at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuberi takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zuberi 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: 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 endocrinology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gandikota include thyroid problems. Dr. Gandikota accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Her medical residency was performed 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. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. 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 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 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 works as a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon. He trained at Riverside Hospital for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Romansky honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Injuries

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

Dr. Sat Arora is a specialist in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Arora is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Dr. Arora attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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 specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Ridley Park, PA. Dr. Darnall is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Darnall attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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

Renuka H Verma
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Po Box, Suite 401
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Renuka Verma practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Verma's areas of expertise include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Her training includes a residency program at Girard Medical Center. She 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. Dr. Verma is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

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

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Witherell 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. Brian G Friedrich, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5030 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Brian Friedrich is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes and heart problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedrich is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Friedrich completed a residency program at Springfield Hospital. Dr. Friedrich 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

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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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tohamy's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Tohamy honors 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Rastogi's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from LLRM Medical College, Meerut and then she performed her residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Rastogi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Julia Siegerman's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. Dr. Siegerman accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine 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)

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

Dr. Edward Villanueva practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Villanueva has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Villanueva include diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villanueva honors. Dr. Villanueva trained at West Jersey Health System for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
723 Saxer Avenue
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Laura Sproat is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Sproat a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sproat accepts. 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, Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception

Dr. Pauline Marie Samuels, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3712 Garrett Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Pauline Samuels works as an internist in Drexel Hill, PA. She is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dementia. Dr. Samuels is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Samuels completed a residency program at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Dr. Samuels (or staff) speaks French and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Dementia, 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.