We found 36 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Homestead, FL.

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

Dr. Tsu-Hui Lin's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Lin is especially interested in diabetes, sexual dysfunction, and pituitary disorders. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She 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. She is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Lin's training includes a residency program at Baltimore City Hospitals. She is conversant in Taiwanese.

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All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, 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. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Sainz De La Pena's clinical interests: diabetes, nutrition counseling, and alzheimer's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Sainz De La Pena is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5th Floor - Endocrinology, Usf Department of Internal Medicine; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Morrison sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Morrison attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morrison is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Morrison's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. - Mdc 62; Usf Department of Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli's medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bollepalli has a special interest in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Bollepalli is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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 endocrinology specialist. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and thyroid surgery. Dr. Declue's average rating from his patients is 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: Thyroid Surgery, Diabetes

Michele Marie Laine
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Family Medicine
2727 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 450
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Michele Laine works as an endocrinologist and family practice physician in Tampa, FL. Ms. Laine has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 1 Diabetes

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

Dr. Jon Dipietro's specialties are general practice and preventive medicine. He practices in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dipietro 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. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Dipietro speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Valerie Whiteman works as a perinatologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Whiteman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Whiteman include: Member, American Telemedicine Society; Diplomate ABOG and Maternal Fetal Medicine, ABOG; and Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Castellano (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castellano include diabetes, hemorrhoid banding, and general care. Dr. Castellano's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Castellano attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. 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.

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

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

Dr. Atul Shah's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in diabetes, geriatric health, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Shah is in-network 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 Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Seth G.S. Medical College, and King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, and Prince George's Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Shah 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. 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. He has a special interest in diabetes, lung surgery, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Bankole 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. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Lung Surgery

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

Dr. Gustavo Serrano's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serrano accepts. Dr. Serrano attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Serrano trained at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico for residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Weintraub's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in diabetes, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weintraub takes. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jayesh S Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2810 W Saint Isabel Street; Suite 101b
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jayesh Shah practices adult nephrology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Geriatric Health

Dr. John Dewey Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Ramirez's specialty is adult cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Ramirez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Ramirez welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Knox specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Knox's areas of expertise include bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Research Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Knox's office for an appointment.

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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.
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