We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare POS near Ridley Park, PA.

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Dr John Witherell MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 104
Upland, 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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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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

Julia Bye Siegerman DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
648 Childs Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA

Dr. Julia Siegerman's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Siegerman's clinical interests include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. She is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She completed her residency training at Parkview Hospital. Dr. Siegerman has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Arthritis, Peripher ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2100 Keystone Avenue; Medical Office Building, Suite 707
Drexel Hill, PA

Dr. Laura Sproat practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Sproat is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sproat graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes during Pregnancy

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
8 Morton Avenue; Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Darnall's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Darnall attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Main Line Today Top Doc Award. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease

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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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.18 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
5030 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA

Dr. Brian Friedrich works as a general internist in Drexel Hill, PA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and heart problems. Dr. Friedrich is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Springfield Hospital, Dr. Friedrich attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of "Top Docs" in Family Practice, Main Line Today.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, 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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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

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 Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
100 W. Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii, Suite 100
Springfield, 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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
5030 State Road; Suite 2-400
Drexel Hill, PA

Dr. Neeti Rastogi's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rastogi include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rastogi graduated from LLRM Medical College, Meerut and then she performed her residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rastogi (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3712 Garrett Road
Drexel Hill, PA

Dr. Pauline Samuels is a general internist in Drexel Hill, PA. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Dr. Samuels's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dementia. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Samuels (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. She is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Morton Avenue; Suite 101
Ridley Park, PA

Dr. Andrea Saxon is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Ridley Park, PA. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. In her practice, Dr. Saxon focuses on diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Saxon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Glaucoma, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.71 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
3 East Ridley Avenue
Ridley Park, PA

Dr. Christopher Snyder's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and vascular disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Snyder is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder accepts. Dr. Snyder attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetes

All Interests: Vascular Disease, Diabetes

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
125 E. 9th Street
Chester, PA

Dr. Raquibul Islam is a Chester, PA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Islam's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Islam is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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All Interests: Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension

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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