We found 9 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Glen Mills, PA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA

Dr. John Witherell is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Witherell's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Witherell has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Madeline S Wood MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.43 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1240 Wrights Lane
West Chester, PA

Dr. Madeline Wood is a West Chester, PA physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Wood an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in parkinson's disease and pneumonia. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wilmington Hospital. Dr. Wood's hospital/clinic affiliations include Chester County Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Paoli Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr Denise A Mulvaney MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.44 stars out of 5 (23 ratings)
1020 Baltimore Pike; Suite 100
Glen Mills, PA

Dr. Denise Mulvaney's specialty is family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mulvaney include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mulvaney accepts. Before completing her residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, Dr. Mulvaney attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Type 2 Diabetes

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.32 stars out of 5 (28 ratings)
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 310
Glen Mills, PA

Dr. Matthew Arredondo is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Before performing his residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System, Dr. Arredondo attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Arredondo's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and chronic illness. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Arredondo speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Illness

Dr Joshua B Feinberg DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
300 Evergreen Drive
Glen Mills, PA

Dr. Joshua Feinberg practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and skin procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Feinberg performed his residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Feinberg is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Family Medicine, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin Procedures

Specializes in Podiatry
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1440 Conchester Highway; Suite 10-c
Boothwyn, PA

Dr. Katherine Sydnor's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sydnor include diabetes and sports health. Dr. Sydnor is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sydnor completed her residency training at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, PA

Dr. Aley Tohamy's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Dr. Tohamy's areas of expertise include the following: 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. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital, Dr. Tohamy attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Tohamy is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Hernia

Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
145 S Brinton Lake Rd; Glen
Mills, PA

Dr. Michael Wisser's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Wisser has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, skin excision, and hypertension (high blood pressure). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wisser honors. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown for residency. Dr. Wisser is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Skin Excision, Cholesterol Problems

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 310
Glen Mills, PA

Ms. Julia Kasper is an internist in Glen Mills, PA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Kasper include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Type 2 Diabetes

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, High Cholesterol, 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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