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We found 24 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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her residency was performed at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuberi takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zuberi 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 professionally 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 works as an adult endocrinologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kane at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass diabetes. He is affiliated with Penn Medicine. Dr. Kane takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gandikota include thyroid problems. Dr. Gandikota accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Her medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gandikota (or staff) speaks 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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. 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 professionally 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 practices adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes. Dr. Bruno is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruno takes.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. She works in West Chester, PA and Coatesville, PA. Dr. Chokshi's areas of expertise include diabetes. She is affiliated with Penn Medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Verma's areas of expertise include warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Her training includes 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) speaks the following languages: French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Dr. Verma is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Denise Mulvaney practices family medicine in Glen Mills, PA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Mulvaney's practice, she is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Mulvaney completed her residency training at Sacred Heart Hospital.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Witherell 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

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

Dr. Nadav Schwartz practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Schwartz's clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), heart problems, and sickle cell disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Schwartz is conversant in Hebrew. He 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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Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 330
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Jason Delcollo's area of specialization is family medicine. His clinical interests include removal of lesion (e.g. growth), trigger point injections, and juvederm. The average patient rating for Dr. Delcollo is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Delcollo accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Delcollo include: 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 is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Durnwald trained at Summa Health System for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Durnwald include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), heart problems, and lupus. Dr. Durnwald takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. 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's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Clinical interests for Dr. Parry include amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Parry graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Parry has received distinctions including 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 professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Elovitz's areas of expertise include amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Elovitz 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. She has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Family Medicine
300 Evergreen Drive
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Arredondo practices family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Arredondo is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and chronic illness. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Arredondo is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arredondo is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Illness

Dr. Sindhu Kikkeri Srinivas, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
600 East Marshall Street; Suite 203
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Sindhu Srinivas works as a perinatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinivas include amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Srinivas speaks Kannada. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Diabetic Nephropathy, Sickle Cell ... (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.