We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Hudson, FL.

Dr. Jesus L Penabad, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 250
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Jesus Penabad specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Penabad include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. 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. Penabad is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis

Dr. Antonio Pinero- Pilona, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 250
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona is an adult endocrinology specialist in Hudson, FL. In his practice, Dr. Pinero-Pilona focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Pinero-Pilona's average patient rating is 2.5 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. Pinero-Pilona honors. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Pinero-Pilona speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis

Dr. Talal Faris, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
7414 Community Court
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Talal Faris is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Hudson, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Faris's education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Patient ratings for Dr. Faris average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Faris is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ania Ewa Janicka, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 250
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Ania Janicka's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Janicka graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Winthrop University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Janicka at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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. In addition to English, she speaks Polish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Lusiana Loman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 250
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Lusiana Loman's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Loman's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Loman include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Loman performed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. She speaks Indonesian.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis

Dr. Teodulo Reyes Mationg Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8820 State Road; No. 52
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Teodulo Mationg works as a general internist in Hudson, FL. Dr. Mationg is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mationg include diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Mationg is a graduate of Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation and a graduate of Mount Vernon Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Alfonzo Alfonso Ruiz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13910 Fivay Road; Suite 15
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Esteban Ruiz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ruiz speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and pap test. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Franklin Square Hospital Center. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Dr. Amy Marie Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11528 Us Highway 19; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Amy Strobbe specializes in general internal medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 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. Strobbe takes. She attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. Dr. Strobbe's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: PET Scan, Hypertension, Physical Therapy Treatment, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, MRI, CT Scan

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Highway; 19 Ste 102a; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's area of specialization is family medicine. Before performing his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa, Dr. Greenfield attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenfield is affiliated with Family Medical Center.

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Dr. Radhika Menon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13733 Office Park Court; Suite A
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Menon's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Menon is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Menon's clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Menon's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Robert Allen Young, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 130 Building 100
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Robert Young works as an internist in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 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. Young takes. Dr. Young is a graduate of Spain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Dr. Edward Anthony Capone, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
11528 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Edward Capone is a family medicine physician in Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capone takes. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Capone's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Dr. Nicholas Dale Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9238u Us Highway 19; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Strobbe's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Strobbe's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Strobbe attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Strobbe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Injuries

Dr. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah practices general internal medicine. Dr. Shah attended Government Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Michael Steven Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11528 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Michael Strobbe is a general internist in Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Largo Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strobbe include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Strobbe has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Strobbe has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Strobbe (or staff) speaks Croatian, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Dr. Matthew Martin Menosky, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
7515 State Road 52
Bayonet Point, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Menosky's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Menosky a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Menosky takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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.