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

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 W Sproul Road
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi practices adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Zuberi (or staff) speaks Urdu. She has a special interest in thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her residency was performed at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. 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: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

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

Dr. Praveena Gandikota is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) speaks Hindi. She has a special interest in thyroid problems. Dr. Gandikota is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Gandikota 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 Adult Endocrinology
190 West Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shamsuddin is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. 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

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

Dr. Sat Arora, who practices in Upland, PA and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Arora's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Jay Hubsher, who practices in Darby, PA, Springfield, PA, and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hubsher honors. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Hubsher attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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 an adult infectious disease specialist. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for his residency. Dr. Darnall is especially interested in diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Darnall has received the following distinction: Main Line Today Top Doc Award. He is professionally 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 General Internal Medicine
400 Cherry Tree Road
Aston, PA
 

Dr. William Ware is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ware is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ware takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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

Dr. John Witherell works as an ophthalmologist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Witherell 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 accepts. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: "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 General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 326
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tohamy trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tohamy is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

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

Dr. Andrea Saxon is an ophthalmologist in Ridley Park, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saxon include diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Saxon is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Saxon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Katherine Sydnor specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her clinical interests include diabetes and sports health. Dr. Sydnor is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Sydnor trained at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

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

Dr. John Traverso's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Traverso attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Traverso trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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; Suite 100
Media, PA
 

Dr. David Broyles is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System. His clinical interests include minor surgery and preventive care. Dr. Broyles accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine; Philadelphia magazine; and "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine, Main Line Today. He 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 Geriatrics
100 West Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 120, Primary Care at The Healthplex P.
Springfield, PA
 

Ms. Kathleen Hill is a geriatrician in Springfield, PA. Ms. Hill has a special interest in obesity, diabetes, and heart problems. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Heist is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Heist is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heist include diabetes, cornea problems, and cataracts. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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. His hospital/clinic 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 General Internal Medicine
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite Acp 532
Chester, PA
 

Mr. John Ashton works as a general internist. Mr. Ashton honors Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.
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