We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Aetna near Havertown, PA.

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Puniya Khatiwada MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA

Dr. Puniya Khatiwada is a physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. She completed her residency training at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Khatiwada has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khatiwada is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

Dr John Witherell MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA

Dr. John Witherell specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Upland, PA, Media, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Witherell include diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Witherell attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Witherell is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.41 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
401 E. City Avenue; Suite 525
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Dr. Debbie Schiller's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schiller has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Main Line Health. Dr. Schiller accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received the following distinction: Komarov Prize in Gastroenterology Clinical Research.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Radioembolization, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, MRI, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ultrasound, Ga ... (Read more)

Barbara Ann Hannaway MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 600
Broomall, PA

Dr. Barbara Hannaway practices family medicine and urgent care in Philadelphia, PA and Broomall, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Hannaway takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She trained at Wilmington Hospital for residency. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) is conversant in German and French.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Alzheimer's Disease

Harish M Sehdev MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
801 Spruce Street; Spruce Building 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Harish Sehdev is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Sehdev's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sehdev attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sehdev include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes, Diabetes during Pregnancy

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pregnancy Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriage, Diabe ... (Read more)

Dr Dolores Regina Tornambe DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 175
Broomall, PA

Dr. Dolores Tornambe is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Tornambe is rated highly by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tornambe include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tornambe's residency was performed at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Marlene Goldwein MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 2.62 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
6001 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Marlene Goldwein's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Goldwein's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldwein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Goldwein completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr Mary Van Den BergWolf MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, General Internal Medicine
225 E City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Dr. Mary Vandenberg-Wolf specializes in acupuncture and general internal medicine and practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vandenberg-Wolf include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and influenza (flu). She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Vandenberg-Wolf attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vandenberg-Wolf honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vandenberg-Wolf include: Regional Top Doctor, Castle-Connelly 2015,2014,2013; Clinical Practice Award American College of Physicians, PA Chapter; and Fellow of the Philadelphia College of Physicians.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Deep Vein ... (Read more)

Beth Manin MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
6001 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Beth Manin's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Manin include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Manin average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
850 West Chester Pike; Suite 301
Havertown, PA

Dr. Robby Wiemer's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Havertown, PA. For his professional training, Dr. Wiemer completed a residency program at Florida Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Wiemer focuses on diabetes. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Wiemer is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
501 N. Lansdowne Avenue; Mob, Suite 407
Drexel Hill, 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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All Interests: Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Hernia

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
2501 Garrett Road
Drexel Hill, PA

Dr. Edward Villanueva works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. He is especially interested in diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Villanueva has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villanueva takes. For his professional training, Dr. Villanueva completed a residency program at West Jersey Health System. Dr. Villanueva is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease

Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
Average rating 3.65 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
501 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA

Dr. David Headley is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. These areas are among Dr. Headley's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Headley attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Cellulitis, Electrolyte Disorders, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfu ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
2010 West Chester Pike; Suite 212
Havertown, PA

Dr. Kenneth Heist is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heist's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, cornea problems, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Heist accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Diabetes, Cornea Problems

Kenneth Hoellein MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 2.68 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Kenneth Hoellein's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hoellein trained at Pennsylvania Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoellein include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Hoellein average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Prob ... (Read more)

Anthony Colavita MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
6334 Elmwood Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Anthony Colavita specializes in general practice and family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colavita include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), diabetes, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Colavita accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Colavita is affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA).

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All Interests: Ear Infection, Fever, Hoarseness, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Sexually Transmitted ... (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.
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