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We found 7 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay HMO PD near Lutz, FL.

Dr. New Tampa Adeagbo Durojaiye, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5381 Primrose Lake Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Babatola Durojaiye is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Jos Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Durojaiye's medical residency was performed at Mountainside Hospital. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, geriatric health, and lupus. Dr. Durojaiye 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 is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Lupus, Geriatric Health

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 N. Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel works as an internist and geriatrician in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Dr. Patel attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Samantha Sue Lindsay, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 211
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay's specialty is family medicine. 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 studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Lindsay completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama.

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Dr. Marty Wayne Odom, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16646 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marty Odom's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Odom's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Odom include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Odom honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Odom attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Odom's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care

Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Dr. Choksi's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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 is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Choksi trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Hernia, Echocardiogram, Acid Reflux

Dr. Harris Hugh McIlwain, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
13801 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 406
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Harris McIlwain practices geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McIlwain's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and lupus. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He 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. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. McIlwain has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. McIlwain is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Lupus, Tendonitis, Geriatric Health, X-Rays

Dr. Imran Kayani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Suite 102
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Imran Kayani specializes in family medicine. In Dr. Kayani's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Rawalpindi Medical College. Dr. Kayani is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care

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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.