We found 15 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 is an adult endocrinologist in Springfield, PA and Glen Mills, PA. She has a special interest in thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuberi accepts. Dr. Zuberi trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. She has received the following distinctions: "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Zuberi (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Springfield, PA and Glen Mills, PA. Dr. Shamsuddin takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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 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 specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Gandikota is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. John Witherell is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Witherell has a special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: "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. Sat Sat Arora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
30 Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sat Arora is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Jay Hubsher is a specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. Dr. Hubsher is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He 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 Adult Infectious Disease
1 Bartol Avenue; Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall is a Ridley Park, PA physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Darnall include diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Darnall has received professional recognition including the following: 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

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

Dr. John Traverso is a family medicine practitioner. The average patient rating for Dr. Traverso is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Traverso is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Traverso 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

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

Dr. William Ware practices general internal medicine in Aston, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Ware is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Ware is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Specializes in Podiatry
1440 Conchester Highway; Suite 10-c
Boothwyn, PA
 

Dr. Katherine Sydnor specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and sports health. Dr. Sydnor is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She trained at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia for residency. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

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

Dr. David Broyles is a family practice physician in Media, PA. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Broyles's clinical interests include minor surgery and preventive care. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine; Philadelphia magazine; and "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine, Main Line Today. Dr. Broyles is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 326
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. He studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tohamy's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Heist works as an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in diabetes, cornea problems, and cataracts. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Heist takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Heist's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataracts, Diabetes, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Andrea Saxon's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Saxon attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Saxon is especially interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Mr. John Ashton is an internist in Chester, PA and Newtown Square, PA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. He is professionally 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.
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