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We found 29 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Gold HMO near West Chester, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, 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

Dr. Matthew Stephen Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 East Marshall Street; Suite 102c
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Kane is an adult endocrinology specialist in West Chester, PA and Coatesville, PA. In his practice, Dr. Kane focuses on diabetes. Dr. Kane is affiliated with Penn Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Arti Atmaram Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
795 E Marshall Street; Suite G2
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Arti Patel's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. She attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, 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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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, 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. Christopher P Bruno, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 E Marshall Street; Suite G2
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Bruno practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Bruno's clinical interests encompass diabetes. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bruno is affiliated with Penn Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Neema Y Chokshi, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
795 E Marshall Street; Suite G2
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Neema Chokshi specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chokshi include diabetes. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is affiliated with Penn Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Jeffrey S. Fendrick, MD
Specializes in Home Health, General Pediatrics
440 East Marshall Street; 3rd Floor North, Suite 300
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick is a physician who specializes in home health and general pediatrics. Dr. Fendrick graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Clinical interests for Dr. Fendrick include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Renuka H Verma
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Del - Val Foot & Ankle P.c. - Glen Mills; Regency Plaza, Suite 33
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Renuka Verma's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Verma (or staff) is conversant in French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verma include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. Her professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She trained at Girard Medical Center for residency. Patients gave Dr. Verma an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1240 Wrights Lane
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Madeline Wood specializes in family medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of parkinson's disease and pneumonia. Dr. Wood is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Before completing her residency at Wilmington Hospital, Dr. Wood attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Denise A Mulvaney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1020 Baltimore Pike; Suite 100
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Denise Mulvaney specializes in family medicine and practices in Glen Mills, PA. Dr. Mulvaney's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mulvaney is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Sacred Heart Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Mulvaney has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive Care, High Cholesterol

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, 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

Dr. Nadav Lipa Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
600 East Marshall Street; Suite 203
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Nadav Schwartz is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. These areas are among Dr. Schwartz's clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), heart problems, and sickle cell disease. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Schwartz is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 330
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Jason Delcollo sees patients in Glen Mills, PA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Delcollo include removal of lesion (e.g. growth), trigger point injections, and juvederm. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delcollo takes. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Crozer-Chester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Delcollo has received professional recognition including the following: Office the National Coordinator for Health IT Achievement Award and Family Medicine Chief Resident & PAFP Member Services Liason. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Botox Injection, Removal of Lesion, Juvederm, Hypertension, Cosmetic Treatments, ... (Read more)

Dr. Celeste Patricia Durnwald, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
600 East Marshall Street; Suite 203
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Celeste Durnwald's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, she performed her residency at Summa Health System. Dr. Durnwald's areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), heart problems, and lupus. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Diabetes Management, Urinary Tract Problems, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Isaiah Parry, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
600 East Marshall Street; Suite 203
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Parry is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). These areas are among his clinical interests: amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Parry attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Parry has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2006, and 2008 - 2016. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Urinary Tract Problems, ... (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.