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We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry near Hudson, FL.

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

Dr. Jesus Penabad is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Penabad's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He 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. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He speaks 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 sees patients in Hudson, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave Dr. Pinero-Pilona a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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. In addition to English, Dr. Pinero-Pilona speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Ania Janicka is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Hudson, FL and Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Janicka a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She 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. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Janicka trained at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Janicka speaks Polish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Talal Faris, who practices in Hudson, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. These areas are among Dr. Faris's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Faris 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. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Lusiana Loman is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Hudson, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Loman graduated from Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Loman trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Loman has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is conversant in Indonesian.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis

Dr. Ivan Alexandro Ramos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11910 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Ramos is a general internist. Dr. Ramos's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramos include alcohol abuse, biofeedback, and sleep apnea. Coventry, Aetna, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramos accepts. Dr. Ramos's education and training includes medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and residency at Lutheran Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Strobbe obtained her medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Largo Medical Center. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Strobbe accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 practices family medicine in Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Greenfield has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center. He honors 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 South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. Dr. Greenfield speaks Spanish.

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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 practitioner. These areas are among Dr. Capone's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Largo Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Capone honors 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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Dr. Nicholas Dale Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9238u Us Highway 19; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Strobbe sees patients in Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brooksville, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Strobbe's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Strobbe studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Largo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Injuries

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

Dr. Michael Strobbe sees patients in Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brooksville, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Strobbe's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. 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 attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Strobbe completed a residency program at Largo Medical Center. He 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Young is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 attended medical school at Spain. Dr. Young is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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

Dr. Hemant Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Shah's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Lutheran Medical Center.

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Dr. Nidal M Hamame, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13740 Office Park C; Suite F
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Nidal Hamame's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ohio Valley Medical Center. Dr. Hamame accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Menosky's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Menosky attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.