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

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

Dr. Jesus Penabad practices adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Penabad honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Penabad 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Pinero-Pilona honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pinero-Pilona's education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he 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 an adult endocrinology specialist. Before completing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Janicka attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Janicka's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She 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. In addition to English, she 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in Hudson, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Faris's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Faris is 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.

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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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Before completing her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Loman attended medical school at Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loman honors. She speaks 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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ramos at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, biofeedback, and sleep apnea. Coventry, Aetna, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramos accepts. He is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His medical residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. 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 is a general internist in Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brooksville, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Strobbe performed her residency at Largo Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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

Dr. Michael Steven Askowitz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9336 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Michael Askowitz works as an internist. He is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Askowitz's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and nutrition counseling. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Askowitz honors Viant, TRICARE, Humana 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 works as a general internist. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patient reviews placed Dr. Strobbe at an average of 2.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Strobbe trained at Largo Medical Center for his residency. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Strobbe (or staff) speaks Croatian, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Capone has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Capone is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional 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 practices general internal medicine in Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brooksville, FL. Dr. Strobbe's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Strobbe is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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 is an internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. After attending Calicut Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave Dr. Menon an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Hudson, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brooksville, FL. He is a graduate of Spain. Dr. Young's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Young is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Shah a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. Matthew Martin Menosky, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
7515 State Road 52
Bayonet Point, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Menosky is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Menosky is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Menosky graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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.