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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, who practices in Hudson, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Penabad attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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 practices adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pinero-Pilona 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 graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Talal Faris sees patients in Hudson, FL and Trinity, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Faris include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Faris at an average of 3.5 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. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Faris completed his residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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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 practices adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Janicka takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Janicka attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Winthrop University Hospital. 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 specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Loman is conversant in Indonesian. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is a graduate of Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Loman is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loman 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.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Esteban Ruiz is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Ruiz has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and pap test. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Franklin Square Hospital Center. Dr. Ruiz is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Pap Test, Echocardiogram, Diabetes, Nerve Conduction Studies, Pulmonary Function ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Teodulo Mationg is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Mationg's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Vernon Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Mationg speaks Filipino.

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

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

Dr. Amy Strobbe's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Strobbe honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. Dr. Strobbe's hospital/clinic 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. Dr. Greenfield has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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

Dr. Edward Capone works as a family medicine physician in Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Capone include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Capone 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 Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Capone is affiliated with 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Strobbe is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Injuries

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

Dr. Radhika Menon's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Menon include diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Menon attended medical school at Calicut Medical College. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Menon accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Strobbe is a general internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Strobbe is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He takes 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 Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Strobbe has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Strobbe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Robert Young specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Young studied medicine at Spain. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Lesions, Asthma, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Menosky's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Menosky is 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Menosky's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

Dr. Hemant Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Government Medical College.

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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.