We found 53 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana HMO near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Paul Edward Dimarco, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
417 Corbett Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Paul Dimarco is an endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dimarco include diabetes. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dimarco accepts. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH) and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Dana Madison Deupree, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite120
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dana Deupree's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated highly by his patients. In Dr. Deupree's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deupree studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Cesar Augusto Lara, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1217 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Lara's specialty is family medicine. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Lara include diabetes, geriatric health, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Lara has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lara (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Travel Medicine, Geriatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Howard Rosin, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Rosin works as an internist and geriatrician in Largo, FL. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rosin trained at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. Dr. Rosin's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Anup Natwarlal Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
908 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anup Desai's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from Government Medical College and then he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Desai accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Arrhythmias, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt Bryan Repke, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
646 Virginia Street; 5th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Repke practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Dunedin, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Repke include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Repke studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Repke trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Kirti Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kirit Patel's specialties are anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Largo, FL. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Tan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from International. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. Dr. Tan is conversant in Filipino.

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Dr. Natalie P Shnitser, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
611 Druid Road E; Suite 511
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Natalie Shnitser's specialties are legal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Shnitser is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Kishinev State Medical Institute and residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Shnitser (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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Dr. Allen Finkelstein, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10225 Ulmerton Road; 1a
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Allen Finkelstein sees patients in Seminole, FL and Largo, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Finkelstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Finkelstein obtained his medical school training at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Dr. Elias Kanaan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1173 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Elias Kanaan's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kanaan's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and alzheimer's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Kanaan is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kanaan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Joseph A Laguna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2725 Park Drive; Suite 5
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Laguna practices general internal medicine in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Laguna speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laguna include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Laguna trained at Conemaugh Health System. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Derrick Joseph Borecky, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
646 Virginia Street; Mease Medical Arts Ii Suite 204
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Derrick Borecky is an internist in Dunedin, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borecky include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and geriatric health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Borecky attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Saleemuddin I Saiyad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2196 Main Street; Suite H
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Saleem Saiyad's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Dunedin, FL, Tampa, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. His areas of expertise include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Saiyad is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. Dr. Saiyad completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 Clearwater Largo Road N; Suite 2
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan practices general internal medicine in Largo, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mahajan's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mahajan trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Carl Suchar, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
613 S Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Carl Suchar's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Suchar's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Suchar completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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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