We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Upland, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 W Sproul Road
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuberi include thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. Dr. Zuberi honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Her residency was performed at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. 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) 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
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 424
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Praveena Gandikota is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Gandikota trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gandikota include thyroid problems. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She 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 Adult Endocrinology
190 West Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin practices adult endocrinology. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Shamsuddin 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 Sat Arora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
30 Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sat Arora is an adult nephrology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, 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 distinction of "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Romansky practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Romansky takes. He trained at Riverside Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verma include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. For her professional training, Dr. Verma completed 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) is conversant in French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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 Adult Infectious Disease
1 Bartol Avenue; Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall, who practices in Ridley Park, PA, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Darnall's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Darnall performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. 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

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

Dr. William Ware practices general internal medicine in Aston, PA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ware's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Ware is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witherell honors. Dr. Witherell obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and 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

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally 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
8 Morton Avenue; Taylor Hospital Medical Building
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Saxon's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before completing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Saxon attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her clinical interests include diabetes and sports health. Dr. Sydnor is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She trained at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Sydnor is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

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

Dr. Laura Sproat practices general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sproat takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 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

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. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes, and heart problems. Ms. Hill takes 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, cornea problems, and cataracts. Dr. Heist accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heist graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with 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
2600 W. 9th Street
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Raquibul Islam's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Islam trained at Mercy Catholic Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension

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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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