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We found 26 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare POS 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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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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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Injectable ... (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 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

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)

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

Dr. Celeste Durnwald practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), heart problems, and lupus. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Durnwald is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Summa Health System's residency program. Dr. Durnwald takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is open to 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 works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parry include 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). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Parry is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Parry include: 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.

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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)

Dr. Michal A Elovitz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
600 East Marshall Street; Suite 203
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Michal Elovitz practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elovitz include amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Elovitz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Urinary Tract Problems, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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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). Dr. Witherell is especially interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Witherell's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Evergreen Drive
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Arredondo works as a family medicine physician in Glen Mills, PA. His areas of expertise include diabetes and chronic illness. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Arredondo is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Arredondo graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arredondo is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Illness

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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.