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We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna HMO near Upland, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 W Sproul Road
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi specializes in adult endocrinology. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Zuberi has received include "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Zuberi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. She is 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, who practices in Glen Mills, PA, Springfield, PA, and Upland, PA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Gandikota has indicated that her clinical interests include thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Gandikota trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for her residency. She has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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 is an adult endocrinologist. In addition to English, Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Shamsuddin attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shamsuddin accepts.

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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

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

Dr. Sat Arora is an adult nephrologist in Upland, PA and Media, PA. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Arora is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Arora graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency 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) 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; Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Darnall's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Darnall attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. 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. Jay William Hubsher, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1001 Baltimore Pike; Suite 109
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Jay Hubsher's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hubsher include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Hubsher accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Hubsher's training includes residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 Cherry Tree Road
Aston, PA
 

Dr. William Ware's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Ware has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ware has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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

Dr. John Witherell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Witherell completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of "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

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Tohamy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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All Interests: Colectomy, Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Traverso's medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Traverso a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts 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.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Morton Avenue; Taylor Hospital Medical Building
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Saxon works as an ophthalmologist in Ridley Park, PA. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Saxon has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saxon is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy

Katherine H Sydnor
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1440 Conchester Highway; Suite 10-c
Boothwyn, PA
 

Dr. Katherine Sydnor practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and sports health. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. For her professional training, Dr. Sydnor completed a residency program at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
176 S New Middletown Road; Suite 100
Media, PA
 

Dr. David Broyles' medical specialty is family medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minor surgery and preventive care. Dr. Broyles accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine; Philadelphia magazine; and "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine, Main Line Today. Dr. Broyles 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Heist is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Heist is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, cornea problems, and cataracts. Dr. Heist's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Heist's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataracts, Diabetes, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Geriatrics
100 West Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 120, Primary Care at The Healthplex P.
Springfield, PA
 

Ms. Kathleen Hill practices geriatrics (elderly care). Her areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, diabetes, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Ms. Hill is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite Acp 532
Chester, PA
 

Mr. John Ashton's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Mr. Ashton takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Wounds, Anxiety, Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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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.