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We found 14 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 sees patients in Hudson, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among Dr. Penabad's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. 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. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Penabad attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Penabad is conversant in 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 works as an adult endocrinologist. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Pinero-Pilona attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Pinero-Pilona is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Faris (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Faris is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 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.

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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 sees patients in Hudson, FL. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Janicka include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Janicka is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Janicka graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. She is conversant in 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 sees patients in Hudson, FL. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Loman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. Dr. Loman 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 New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramos is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramos include alcohol abuse, biofeedback, and sleep apnea. Coventry, Aetna, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramos honors. He graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then he performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ramos 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's specialty is general internal medicine. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Strobbe's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Strobbe attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 works as a family medicine physician. The average patient rating for Dr. Greenfield is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenfield include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Greenfield performed his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Family Medical Center.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Young average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Young is 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 graduated from Spain.

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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Capone an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Capone attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally 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 specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Strobbe 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 graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center.

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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 works as an internist in Holiday, FL and Port Richey, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College and performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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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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, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Strobbe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian, Sign Language, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Strobbe performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Strobbe average 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. Dr. Strobbe has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Matthew Menosky is a retina specialist. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. Patients gave Dr. Menosky an average rating of 3.0 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 professionally 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.