We found 39 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Gold POS near King of Prussia, PA.

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Dr. Christina M Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard; Penn Medicine Valley Forge
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Christina Mitchell is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and hyperparathyroidism. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mitchell graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. She has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Mitchell is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Erika Tapino practices adult endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Tapino is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tapino studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tapino trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Traci L Wojtkowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard; Penn Medicine Valley Forge
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Traci Tupper is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Tupper's areas of expertise include adrenal tumor, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and hyperparathyroidism. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Tupper has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

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Dr. Lisa L Hamaker, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Hamaker specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Collegeville, PA and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Her education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Hamaker has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Craig A Alter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Craig Alter practices pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Alter's areas of expertise consist of type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alter studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Alter completed a residency program at Children's Hospital Boston. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Sumon Agarwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
633 W Germantown Pike; Suite 105
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Sumon Agarwala sees patients in Plymouth Meeting, PA and Collegeville, PA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwala takes. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Agarwala trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Agarwala is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary Disorders

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
250 W Lancaster Avenue; Suite 220
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Robert Cohen is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Paoli, PA. These areas are among Dr. Cohen's clinical interests: hammer toe, facet injection, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Cohen an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Ear Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, Fractures, Strains, Facet Injection, Heel ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandira Krisha Ariyawansa, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4 West Township Line Road
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Chandira Mendis works as a family practitioner in East Norriton, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Mendis speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Main Line Health. She graduated from the University of Havana School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mendis's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 202
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Debbie Schiller is a gastroenterologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Main Line Health. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Schiller attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schiller takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She has received the following distinction: Komarov Prize in Gastroenterology Clinical Research. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Michelle Ann Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
625 Clark Avenue
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Smith is a family medicine physician. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Approaches, Diabetes

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
700 Dekalb Street
Bridgeport, PA
 

Dr. George Homa's specialties are general practice and family medicine. He practices in Bridgeport, PA. Dr. Homa graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Suburban General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Homa include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Homa is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Monisha Mandalaywala Vora, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1330 Powell Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Monisha Vora sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Norristown, PA, and Jenkintown, PA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vora attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vora (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Laser Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. Jose Federico F Andino Guarderas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1330 Powell Street
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. J. Federico Andino Guarderas' area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Andino Guarderas include diabetes, foot problems, and preventive care. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andino Guarderas takes. For his professional training, Dr. Andino Guarderas completed a residency program at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Andino Guarderas is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Foot Problems, Preventive Care, Weight Management

Dr. Joseph A Calamia, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1437 Dekalb Street; Suite 201
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Calamia is a family practitioner in Norristown, PA. Patients gave Dr. Calamia an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Calamia include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and migraine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calamia honors. Dr. Calamia attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Suburban General Hospital. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Dr. John M Bruza, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. John Bruza practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Bruza trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2011-2017. Dr. Bruza is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. Kevin R Melnick, BA, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1437 Dekalb Street; Suite 201
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Melnick practices family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, migraine, and heart problems. Dr. Melnick is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melnick honors. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Melnick's medical residency was performed at Suburban General Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

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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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