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We found 33 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Pediatric Dental near Oldsmar, FL.

Dr. Jerry Drucker, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
34041 Us Highway 19 N; Suite C
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Drucker's specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Drucker's clinical interests: holter monitoring, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone disease. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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. Drucker obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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All Interests: Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Shingles, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana Madison Deupree, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 120
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dana Deupree works as a retina specialist in Clearwater, FL. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Deupree has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Deupree speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Hole, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Tonjes Muller, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3155 Curlew Road
Oldsmar, FL
 

Dr. Laura Muller, who practices in Oldsmar, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Muller attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. She has a special interest in diabetes, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and laser surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Robert Neil Shobe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Shobe practices general internal medicine in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Shobe's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, shingles, and auto injuries. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shobe takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Diabetes, Shingles

Dr. Maria Del Pilar D Cekan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12780 Race Track Road; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maria Cekan practices family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cekan is especially interested in diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sleep apnea. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Cekan attended the University of Murcia Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Hans Albrecht Langschwager, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2595 Tampa Road; Suite 1c
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Hans Langschwager's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Langschwager (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bosnian, Spanish, and French. His clinical interests include diabetes, trigger point injections, and toenail removal surgery. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at National University of San Marcos and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Patient reviews placed Dr. Langschwager at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Ear Problems, Diabetes, Trigger Point Injections, Asthma, Electrocardiogram, Toenail Removal Surgery

Dr. Joseph Anthony Laguna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2725 Park Drive; Suite 5
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Laguna's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Laguna's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Conemaugh Health System for residency. Dr. Laguna speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Bone Density Test, Exercise Stress Test, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Louise Peditto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3251 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Countryside Iii Suite 103
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Peditto's medical specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Peditto focuses on diabetes and shingles. She is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Peditto attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Shingles

Dr. Jonathan Andrew Mines, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
35020 Us Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Mines' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is conversant in French. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. Dr. Mines's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Mines average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mines takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Hole, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijay L Taunk, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2595 Tampa Road; Suite K
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Vijay Taunk sees patients in Palm Harbor, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taunk include back pain, diabetes, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). The average patient rating for Dr. Taunk is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Taunk (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Taunk's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Shingles, Arrhythmias, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, Holter Monitoring

Dr. Saleemuddin Imtyazuddin Saiyad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13618 W Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Saleem Saiyad is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Tampa, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Saiyad attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Saiyad's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

Dr. Santiago D Morales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 408
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Santiago Morales is a Safety Harbor, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Morales's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Morales include diabetes, herpes, and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morales accepts. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and State University of New York (SUNY). He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Maha Serag Lewis-Serag, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3190 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 203
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Maha Lewis-Serag sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Lewis-Serag has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), cryotherapy, and holter monitoring. Her professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Lewis-Serag 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. She attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lewis-Serag trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. In addition to English, Dr. Lewis-Serag speaks Arabic.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Laser Surgery, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pankajkumar Kirtikumar Joshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2595 Tampa Road; Suite D
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Pankajkumar Joshi is an internist. Dr. Joshi (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and holter monitoring. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before performing his residency at Woodhull Medical Center, Dr. Joshi attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Joshi 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.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Holter Monitoring, Hospital Care, Geriatric Health

Dr. William Alvarez, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1700 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite C3
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Alvarez's medical specialty is family medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Alvarez's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alvarez trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Bindu Ann Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 404
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Bindu Thomas specializes in general internal medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes, geriatric health, and asthma. Dr. Thomas's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She 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. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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All Interests: Ear Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Electrocardiogram, Geriatric Health

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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.