We found 16 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Upland, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 W Sproul Road
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Lubna Zuberi is an endocrinologist. Dr. Zuberi's clinical interests include thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Her training includes residency programs at McLaren Regional Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: "Top Docs" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Endocrinology; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Zuberi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Zuberi is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
190 West Sproul Road; Suite 102
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Nazia Shamsuddin is a specialist in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Shamsuddin performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamsuddin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Shamsuddin is 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 Diseases, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 424
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Praveena Gandikota is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Gandikota (or staff) speaks Hindi. In Dr. Gandikota's practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for her residency. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gandikota takes. Dr. Gandikota has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Endocrinology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 1 Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders, Pituitary Disorders

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
101 N. Monroe Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Romansky is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Media, PA, Phoenixville, PA, and Havertown, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Romansky trained at Riverside Hospital for residency. Dr. Romansky (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Romansky's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Ccmc Pob 1 - Suite 104
Upland, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Witherell has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Sat Sat Arora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
30 Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sat Arora's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Arora trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Dr. Arora takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerular Diseases, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Renuka H Verma
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Po Box, Suite 401
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Renuka Verma is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Verma at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Verma trained at Girard Medical Center. She has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Podiatry, Main Line Today. In addition to English, Dr. Verma (or staff) speaks French, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. She 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, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Toenail Fungus, Fractures, Strains, ... (Read more)

David C Erfle
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
101 N. Monroe Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. David Erfle practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Media, PA, Havertown, PA, and Phoenixville, PA. His training includes residency programs at Graduate Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Erfle has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Erfle takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Erfle is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Limb Preservation, Foot ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1 Bartol Avenue; Suite 103
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darnall specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Darnall's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in diabetes, fibromyalgia, and lyme disease. He takes 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 the distinction of Main Line Today Top Doc Award. Dr. Darnall is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 Cherry Tree Road
Aston, PA
 

Dr. William Ware's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ware accepts. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ware's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Specializes in Podiatry
1440 Conchester Highway; Suite 10-c
Boothwyn, PA
 

Dr. Katherine Sydnor's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes and sports health. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sydnor honors. Dr. Sydnor trained at Parkview Hospital, Philadelphia for her residency. Dr. Sydnor is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 326
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. His 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. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Colectomy, Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3 E Ridley Avenue
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Snyder practices general internal medicine in Ridley Park, PA. Before performing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Dr. Snyder attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Snyder's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and vascular disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Snyder is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Vascular Disease, Diabetes

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Morton Avenue; Taylor Hospital Medical Building
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Saxon sees patients in Ridley Park, PA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Saxon is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saxon honors. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Saxon completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Samuel Romirowsky, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
20 West 3rd Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Sam Romirowsky's area of specialization is psychology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Romirowsky's clinical interests include adoption issues, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Infidelity Issues, Diagnostic Evaluation, Separation, Divorce Mediation, Cognitive Therapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
125 E 9th Street
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Raquibul Islam's specialty is general internal medicine. For his residency, Dr. Islam trained at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and HIV/AIDS. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, 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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