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We found 34 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 practices adult endocrinology. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Zuberi trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Zuberi (or staff) speaks 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 a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Kane is affiliated with Penn Medicine. Dr. Kane is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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. Her areas of expertise include diabetes. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Curtis Neal Scovill, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Suite 202
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Curtis Scovill is a Paoli, PA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Scovill's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Scovill's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Praveena Gandikota sees patients in Glen Mills, PA, Springfield, PA, and Upland, PA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Gandikota's areas of expertise include thyroid problems. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Her medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Gandikota has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 practices adult endocrinology. She attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) is conversant in 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. Christopher P Bruno, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
795 E Marshall Street; Suite G2
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Bruno is an adult endocrinologist. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. Dr. Bruno is affiliated with Penn Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bruno studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 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 sees patients in West Chester, PA and Coatesville, PA. Her medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Chokshi's clinical interests encompass diabetes. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Chokshi is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. David Patrick Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. David Singer practices plastic surgery. Dr. Singer's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Singer attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Singer has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Chi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Injectable ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
460 Creamery Way; Suite 104
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Ulichney works as a general internist. Dr. Ulichney's areas of expertise include metabolic bone disease, general care, and stroke. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Ulichney is professionally affiliated with Paoli Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Athlete's Foot, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick F Romano, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mainline Healthcare Newtown Square; Glen
Mills, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Romano practices family medicine in Newtown Square, PA and Mills, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Romano include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Coventry, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Romano attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Media, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Her areas of expertise include wounds. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Verma is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Verma completed a residency program at Girard Medical Center. Dr. Verma has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks the following languages: French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Verma's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Wounds, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems

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 works as a pediatrician and home health specialist. Dr. Fendrick's clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fendrick takes. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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

Dr. Madeline Sandra Wood, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1240 Wrights Lane
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Madeline Wood sees patients in West Chester, PA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and women's health issues. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wood accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed her residency at Wilmington Hospital. She has received the distinction of "TOP DOC" - Main Line Today Magazine. Dr. Wood is professionally affiliated with Paoli Hospital. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Denise A Mulvaney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
736 Baltimore Pike; Suite 5
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Denise Mulvaney practices family medicine in Glen Mills, PA. Her areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Mulvaney's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Sacred Heart Hospital. Dr. Mulvaney's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mulvaney's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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

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 physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), heart problems, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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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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.