Dr. Stanley Schwartz

Endocrinology
Ardmore, PA
54 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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Thursday: 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Highly unlikely: Unless severly underactive thyroid blood tests.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes but!!: Many other medical conditions could do same thing! see primary md to start looking for causes!
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Usually not related: Look for other cause of weight gain.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes: Pain can cause release of hormones, chemicals, that cause a rise in blood sugar.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Genetic propensity: Combined with obesity (which means you need more Insulin to get sugar into cells) 'stressing' beta-cells that produce insulin. If one's beta cells ca... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Highly unlikely!!: Other issues do apply re: potential low sugar after delivery but depends on your type of diabetes talk to your obstetrician.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Family history: But it by no means one is destined to get it.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Unlikely: Its 'gold standard' in diagnosis of pituitary growths.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
About 1% of american: Where type 2 diabetes is ~ 10% of us population.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
If thyroid blood: Tests normal, both TSH and free t4, then no.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Many: Shaky nervous jittery, sweaty, fast heart beat, multiple bowel movenents daily but these symptoms could all be due to other causes so see md-get ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
No, but: Often no therapy required just need hormones checked and repeat mri's yearly to make sure it doesn't grow.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Best way to know...: Is if you have a family history of diabetes.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Simply means: That your symptoms are not due to a thyroid hormone problem must look for other causes of your symptoms.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Many: but we never use glyburide any more as high risk hypoglycemia, weight gain, death newer agents don't have these issues
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
'Normal': amount of iodine in diet.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Worry about: fatty liver, 'steatohepatitis' if true, potentially serious see internist or gastroenterologist
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Other than checking: sugars, follow same advice of trainer that they give to non-diabetic folk
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Most are 'yeast': related so lotrisone/ clotrimasole creams usually will work
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 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 54 years experience
Anything BUT NOT: simple sweets/ sugars
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Increase risk of: morbidity/ mortality of Mom, fetus, and delivered infant
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Vast majority of: Time, surgery, followed by radioactive iodine treatment and thyroid hormone.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Family history: Of diabetes is best predictor, followed by obesity.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
No: Research being done, but nothing found as yet.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
They don't: They need to get hga1c to 6.0-7.0 without getting low blood sugars!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes, but: 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 af... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Nausea and dizziness: Profound fatigue also, followed by vomiting, fainting, very low blood pressure.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Many: Diabetic control- poor over time high blood pressure high cholesterol.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Or OTHER!!: 1. Unlikely diabetes- unless very weak from poorly controlled diabetes 2. Could be cardiac if associated with breathlessness, chest pressure/tightn... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
No more than 1 drink: With food daily if have without food, can cause low blood sugar if more than 1, even with food can get very high sugar or be drunk enough that c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Possibly: Many years before overt diabetes starts, someone at genetic risk of diabetes can lose 'first-phase 'insulin release, resulting in an imbalance of sug... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Benign: Non-cancerous growth in pitutary gland that secretes extra prolactin hormone.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
No: Vein derive accurate-period fingerstick derived accurate to within 15% of vein number hga1c is an indirect measure of average sugar over 3m, but d... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
If lab for: Thyroid therapy appropriate, and getting 'standard doses of hydrocortisone, then look for other causes- see endocrinologist and primary care md.
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A member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
No: Otc Niacin can cause mild increase in sugar- not significant in someone already on insulin. Best form to take is prescription Niaspan (niacin) whic... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes!!: About 10-15 % of newly diagnosed patients with diabetes, already have diabetic complications eye, kidney, nerve disease.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
They can: But usually reserve for patients who have frequent severe low sugars, other severe complications because risk of pancreas transplants-death, side e... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
'bad teeth/ gums': Poorly controlled sugars can lead to gingivitis, gum abscesses, increased risk cavities, increased risk of loss of teeth over time.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Hyperthyroidism!: Hyperthyroidism is likely culprit much less likely is a cause due to sugar- so unless hypoglycemic at onset of paniuc attack ( <70), focus with you... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 54 years experience
It isn't but...: That is not the issue if had congenital hypothyroidism , it wasn't working the, nor is it working now but treated correctly as thyroid hormone, ... Read More
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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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