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We found 34 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Homestead, FL.

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Lin is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in diabetes, sexual dysfunction, and pituitary disorders. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. Lin attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 is an adult endocrinology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, nutrition counseling, and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Sainz De La Pena's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sainz De La Pena is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Morrison graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Morrison is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Bollepalli focuses on type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 in Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Declue include diabetes and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Declue graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, geriatric health, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, MedStar Health, and Calvert Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, and Prince George's Hospital Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Seth G.S. Medical College, and King Edward Medical University. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Castellano is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Castellano include diabetes, hemorrhoid banding, and general care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Castellano (or staff) speaks 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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

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

Dr. Olayinka Bankole is a medical specialist in bariatric medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bankole include diabetes, lung surgery, and nutrition counseling. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bankole is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Bankole completed a residency program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Lung Surgery, Nutrition Counseling

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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Dipietro's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dipietro honors. Dr. Dipietro is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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, Office of Gustavo Serrano Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Serrano is a specialist in adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Serrano speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Before performing his residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico, Dr. Serrano attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Weintraub is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

Dr. Jose Cura is an adult cardiologist in Tampa, FL. Before completing his residency at Richmond University Medical Center, Dr. Cura attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Central University of the East School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cura include diabetes, geriatric health, and holter monitoring. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cura takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cura is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Elder include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and joint injections. 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 attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Bayfront Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Elder is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Apnea, Musculoskeletal Problems, Diabetes, Nutrition Counseling, Carpal Tunnel ... (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 is an internist and general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Knox include bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Knox is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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. Dr. Knox has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Research Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association.

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

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

Dr. Todd Rosenthal specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenthal include diabetes, geriatric health, and joint injections. Dr. Rosenthal is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenthal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Geriatric Health, Joint Injections

Dr. Jose Alfonso Quimbayo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3201 W Waters Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jose Quimbayo works as an internist in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Quimbayo include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and geriatric health. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from Juan N. Corpas University Foundation. Dr. Quimbayo speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Epilepsy, Geriatric Health, Joint ... (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.