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We found 35 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Tsu-Chun Hui Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Third Floor Mab
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tsu-Hui Lin's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Before performing her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. Lin attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, sexual dysfunction, and pituitary disorders. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Manuel C Sainz De La Pena, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2727 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 450
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Sainz De La Pena specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Tampa, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sainz De La Pena is especially interested in diabetes, nutrition counseling, and alzheimer's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sainz De La Pena is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Nutrition Counseling, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Anthony Douglas Morrison, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5th Floor - Endocrinology, Usf Department of Internal Medicine; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Morrison's specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. Patient ratings for Dr. Morrison average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morrison honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Morrison attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Morrison's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr. Terry Joe Declue, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Third Floor Mab
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Terry Declue is a pediatric endocrinologist in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and thyroid surgery. Dr. Declue is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). On average, patients gave Dr. Declue a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. Atul Rasikial Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3120 W Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Atul Shah's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and HIV/AIDS. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, and Prince George's Hospital Center, Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Seth G.S. Medical College, and King Edward Medical University for medical school. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, MedStar Health, and Calvert Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Weight Management, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Geriatric Health

Dr. Norman Joseph Castellano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2727 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 450
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Norman Castellano practices general internal medicine. Dr. Castellano obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hemorrhoid banding, and general care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Castellano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Diabetes, General Care, Alzheimer's Disease, Weight Management, X-Rays

Dr. Michel M El-Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Hmt Suite 410
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel Murr is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. Murr obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His areas of expertise include diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Murr has received the following distinctions: USF Research Day: Outstanding Resident Research, University of South Florida; USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, Univeristy of South Florida; and USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, University of South Florida. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Morbid Obesity, Diabetes, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Olayinka Abiodun Bankole, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Internal Medicine
2901 W. Saint Isabel Street; Suite D
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Olayinka Bankole's area of specialization is bariatric medicine. Dr. Bankole has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, lung surgery, and nutrition counseling. 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. After completing medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Bankole speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Lung Surgery, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Valerie Eugenia Whiteman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle; 4th Floor - Usf Ob - Gyn
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Valerie Whiteman is a perinatologist in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whiteman include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), prenatal diagnosis, and telemedicine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Whiteman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Whiteman graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Whiteman's distinctions include: Member, American Telemedicine Society; Diplomate ABOG and Maternal Fetal Medicine, ABOG; and Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Telemedicine, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Jon George Dipietro, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2727 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 500
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jon Dipietro is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Dipietro has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Dipietro is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care, Alzheimer's Disease, Preventive Care, X-Rays

Dr. Gustavo Serrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5101 N N Aremenia Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Serrano, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Dr. Serrano 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. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico's residency program. Dr. Serrano is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis

Dr. Alan Marc Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4108 Henderson Boulevard; Office of Alan Weintraub Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alan Weintraub is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Weintraub's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Weintraub attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Hemorrhoids, Weight Management, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Cura Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; Floor 2
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jose Cura is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Central University of the East School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Richmond University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Cura's clinical interests: diabetes, geriatric health, and holter monitoring. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cura's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker, Angina, Cardiac Catheterization, Geriatric Health

Dr. Kevin Edward Elder, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1919 W Swann Avenue; Floor 3
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Elder works as a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Elder's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nutrition counseling, and joint injections. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Elder is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bayfront Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Apnea, Musculoskeletal Problems, Diabetes, Nutrition Counseling, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Kenneth Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8004 North Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Todd Rosenthal's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and joint injections. Dr. Rosenthal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenthal is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Geriatric Health, Joint Injections

Dr. Brian Daniel Knox, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2 Tampa General Circle; 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Brian Knox's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Knox's areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Knox trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Research Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Anorexia, Bulimia, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (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.