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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Penabad attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He takes 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. Antonio Pinero- Pilona, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 250
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pinero-Pilona is an adult endocrinology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Pinero-Pilona's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 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. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Pinero-Pilona speaks Spanish.

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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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in Hudson, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Faris's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Faris completed his residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. 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. Ania Ewa Janicka, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 250
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Ania Janicka is an adult endocrinology specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Janicka's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Janicka 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Loman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Loman attended medical school at Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. She speaks Indonesian.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis

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 and practices in Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Strobbe is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Largo Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Ivan Ramos practices general internal medicine in New Port Richey, FL. Before completing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Ramos attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, biofeedback, and sleep apnea. Dr. Ramos is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ramos speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Michael Askowitz's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Askowitz's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Askowitz include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and nutrition counseling. The average patient rating for Dr. Askowitz is 2.5 stars out of 5. Viant, TRICARE, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Askowitz accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Askowitz speaks Filipino.

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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 practitioner in Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. Patients gave Dr. Capone an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. His hospital/clinic 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. Before completing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Capone attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Nicholas Dale Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9238u Us Highway 19; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Strobbe works as an internist in Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Strobbe trained at Largo Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Strobbe 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. He 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 practices general internal medicine in Hudson, FL. Dr. Menon's areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Menon graduated from Calicut Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Menon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She 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. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Strobbe's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strobbe accepts. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. Dr. Strobbe has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Strobbe (or staff) speaks 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 practices general internal medicine in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young honors. He studied medicine at Spain. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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

Dr. Matthew Menosky practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Menosky's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Menosky average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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Dr. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah works as a general internist. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center.

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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.