We found 17 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Hudson, FL.

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

Dr. Ania Janicka is an adult endocrinology specialist in Hudson, FL, Clearwater, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Janicka's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Janicka 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. Before completing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Janicka attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Polish.

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

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

Dr. Jesus Penabad's specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Penabad include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He takes 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 Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Penabad speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pinero-Pilona include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Pinero-Pilona 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Pinero-Pilona attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Talal Faris is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patients gave Dr. Faris an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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 attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Faris (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian. Dr. Faris is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

Dr. Lusiana Loman is an adult endocrinology specialist in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Loman's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Loman speaks Indonesian.

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

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

Dr. Radhika Menon is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Menon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Malayalam. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Internal Medicine and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Menon is a graduate of Calicut Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Menon completed residency programs at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Menon is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Linda J Badillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
14134 Nephrone Lane
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Linda Badillo specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Badillo include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Badillo average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Badillo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Badillo speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Dialysis

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

Dr. Edward Capone specializes in family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Capone include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Capone is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Capone takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Capone (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian, Croatian, and Spanish.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9113 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Michael Askowitz practices general internal medicine in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Askowitz attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Askowitz include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and nutrition counseling. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Askowitz honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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Dr. Jonathan Andrew Mines, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
7515 State Road 52; Suite 106
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Mines is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Mines speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mines include diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Mines obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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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Dr. Hemant N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Shah attended Government Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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

Dr. Michael Strobbe specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Port Richey, FL and Richey, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Strobbe at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strobbe include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Strobbe attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Strobbe has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Strobbe (or staff) speaks Croatian, Sign Language, and Arabic.

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Dr. Nandkishor N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11528 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Nandkishor Shah practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Saint Petersburg, FL and Port Richey, FL. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: diabetes, preventive care, and alzheimer's disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital (Georgia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

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

Dr. Robert Young's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Young's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. 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 graduated from Spain. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Bayfront Health Spring Hill, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

Dr. Ivan Ramos specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Ramos is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramos include alcohol abuse, biofeedback, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Ramos has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ramos honors Coventry, Aetna, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Nicholas Dale Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11528 Us Hwy 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Strobbe sees patients in Port Richey, FL, Richey, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Largo Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Strobbe's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and injuries. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Strobbe takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Strobbe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Injuries

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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.
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