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Dr. Stanley Schwartz

Endocrinology
Ardmore, PA
53 years experience male

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Ardmore, PA

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233 E. Lancaster Ave, Suite 305, Ardmore, PA
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Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz is an Affiliate of the Main Line Health System, and an Emeritus Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, currently in a private practice in Ardmore, Pa.. Dr. Schwartz received his MD in 1973 from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. He then completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Chicago. Dr. Schwartz actively lectures nationally, as well as internationally, about diabetes and its treatment. In the past 2 years he has been a speaker in Istanbul, Switzerland, Belgium, Tunisia , 4 cities in China, at the 30th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine,and atAACE 2011. He has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been a lead or co-investigator for many clinical trials (DCCT-EDIC, LOOK AHEAD). Since leaving Penn, he received an R-01 from the NIH for studying the Genes related to LADA, wrote 2 book chapters which are in press (CGMS, Weight reduction in DM), and has one journal article in press (incretins in hospital). He is a major author of the Self-assessment Program of the American Diabetes Assoc (2007 and 2008) , the 2009/2010 AACE Guidelines and Primary Care , and CME slide modules for primary care for AACE, 2011.. He is a member or fellow of international, national, and local professional societies including an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (London), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Endocrine Society (ES), College of Physicians in Philadelphia, and the American College of Physicians (ACP). Though he does some research and teaches a great deal, most of his time is spent caring for patients .

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Endocrinology

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Could: so monitor thyroid lab tests monthly, and MD needs to adjust doses if necessary
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Other than checking: sugars, follow same advice of trainer that they give to non-diabetic folk
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
We prefer to not...: use hypoglycemic agents (sulfonylureas, glinides, insulin) if the other newer agents, including injectable GLP-1 agonists , are working as they don't ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Anything BUT NOT: simple sweets/ sugars
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Most commonly: body 'attacks' gland with antibodies causing excess production of thyoid hormones. Rarely, pituitary produces excess thyroid stimulating hormone.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Likely hyperthyroid: but rarely due to a pituitary problem. See endocrinologist, SOON!!!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes, quite possibly: responds to physical therapy and do get sugars well controlled
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
High sugars: Can damage most tissues in the body mechanisms understood- high sugars cause inflammation/dysfunction of lining of blood vessels and organs themselv... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Depends: if your thyroid function now normal or low so need thyroid lab tests
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Can't predict: as long as TSH fluctation in normal range, no conern :) could also become hyperthyroid, but can't predict this either
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
You need to get: your T4 dose adjusted to get TSH and Free T4 in normal range if symptoms persist , LOOK FOR OTHER CAUSES OF YOUR SYMPTOMS rather than ask for T# th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
High calcium can: be a sign of serious problem, but not uncommon NEEDS evaluation by MD, often endocrinologist
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Make sure: TSH in normal range after 6 weeks of levoxyl (thyroxine) dose if still bleeding see gynecologist
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
'bring out': Is better terminology corticosteroids most typical, in any form hydrochlorothiazide and statins can bring it out, their value in individual patient... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
See dermatologist: but also get a blood screen for thyroid diseaes and other illnesses
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Unknown: no one knows what activates the dormant chickenpox virus in nerves to then appear as a shingle's episode
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
No: Need both free T4 and TSH to make decision might even need more ptu (propylthiouracil) ! call md and ask fr earlier appointment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Endocrinologists: Are only ones who will do it, if indicated.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Usually: Partial pancreatectomy major surgery go to surgeon who does it frequently.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
If Free T4 and TSH: Are normal, symptoms are not due to thyroid problem! see md to determine real cause!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Genetic defect: Nothing can fix cause read http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/digeorge-syndrome/ds00998.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Several reasons: 1. Diabetes out of control- you break down fat/ muscle when sugars high 2. If lack pancreatic enzymes which help absorb nutrients, lose nutrients in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Highly unlikely: Could have latent autoimmune diabetes in adult but it is uncommon we worry about other more common issues at age 39- simplly not drinking enough flui... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Look for cause !!: May or may not be related to diabetes! could be carpal tunnel, leaning on elbow, neck arthritis etc see hand specialist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
If you mean: dizzi, light headed, yes but there a many other causes to trip see MD
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
No: As long as your not on mealtime Insulin or sulfonylureas, it is not necessary to eat carbs between meals those drugs have increased risk of low blood... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Depends what time of: If fasting for >8 hours fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher and 2 hours ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes: typical of diabetic neuropathy; can occur before overt diabetes diagnosed see MD
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
If you mean: 4.2 Hemoglobin A1c or glycosolated hemoglobin, , yes!!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Assume you: have thyroid nodules. depending on size may need biopsy
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Most are 'yeast': related so lotrisone/ clotrimasole creams usually will work
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
'Normal': amount of iodine in diet.
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A member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
First: Must check free T4 to prove normal TSH is nml, or could be inappropiately 'normal range' if free T4 low anyway, we don't treat 'antibodies'-- we t... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
No: [unless dehydrated from diabetes out of control where dehydration could precipitate 'usual' calcium, uric acid or oxalate stone crystallization.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Acetone is: A ketone produced when there is absence of insulin: it is volatile and one can smell it in the breath.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Many: Fatigue, constipation , dry skin, losing hair, weight gain-usually water weight- are most common but these symptoms could all be due to other caus... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Be ideal body weight: Especially if there is a family history of diabetes so diet, avoid sweets, exercise.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Best way to know...: Is if you have a family history of diabetes.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes: Gland size increases through the 9m function though usually stays normal, but in some, can get over or under production of thyroid hormone.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Unlikely: Its 'gold standard' in diagnosis of pituitary growths.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Purely depends on: Whether the thyoiditis produces too much or too little thyroid hormone too much- shaky, nervous, jittery, hair loss frequent bowel movements, swea... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Usually not related: Look for other cause of weight gain.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Avoid sweets: And reduce protein intake see nutritionist in order to 'do it right' and be able to comply.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Vast majority of: Time, surgery, followed by radioactive iodine treatment and thyroid hormone.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Highly unlikely: Look for other causes- like arthritis in cervical spine.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
poorly controlled..: Then suffer with eye disease-blindness risk; nerve disease- limb ulcers, infections -amputations; kidney disease-dialsis; heart attacks, strokes. B... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Just came out!!: Canagliflozin pill, reduces blood sugar by putting it out in urine- often have weight loss, mild decrease blood pressure low risk as long as kee... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Highly unlikely: Unless severly underactive thyroid blood tests.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Type 1..: Requires Insulin to live type 2 can often be controlled with diet, exercise pills;sometimes need Insulin for better control, but won't pass away if... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Many: Diabetic control- poor over time high blood pressure high cholesterol.
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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
Nov 8, 2013
Amazing physician, clinician, mentor and thought leader in the field of diabetes.
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Schwartz changed my life with his patient care and concern. "First, we treat the chart" meant that while I was present, he reviewed and informed me -- while I was seated next to him in his office,...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Schwartz is a very good doctor. He makes you feel comfortable and listens to all of your questions. I experienced very high cholesterol levels and significant weight gain. Dr. Schwartz reviewed my...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Great drawing. Yes, 1-3% of population gets pc. Hope I am lucky enough but gastro. said same day of EUS--looks 80% cancerous. Biopsy report out soon.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your help I will appreciate any further advice you have
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Tanks My grandfarther har severe type 2 diabetes. Am I at risk .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Graduated 1973MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania
Graduated 1969MD

Residency

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Residency

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Awards

Bobby Clarke Diabetes Fellowship, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
AOA, University of Chicago
Top Endocrinologist, First Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013

Affiliations

College of Physicians of Philadelphia
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American College of Physicians
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