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We found 25 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO PD near Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5522 Trouble Creek; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Aggarwal at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Aggarwal include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. He takes 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 Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Aggarwal attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) is conversant in Greek, Polish, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Vasta, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3633 Little Road; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Vasta's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Vasta (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Vasta include diabetes and joint injections. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Vasta attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Vasta 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.

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All Interests: Liver Function Tests, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Lipid Profile, Blood Pressure Problems, ... (Read more)

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. Alok Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5453 Gulf Drive; Suite 3
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alok Kumar's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Kumar's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar takes. He graduated from Patna Medical College and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Marie Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9238 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. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Hwy 19; Suite 102a
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Greenfield's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenfield include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center. 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. Greenfield attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Michael Steven Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9238 Us Hwy 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. Syed Nadeem Hasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6115 State Road 54; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Syed Hasan specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Hasan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Hasan's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and sleep apnea. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Hasan average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hasan honors.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Anthony Capone, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
11528 Us Hwy 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
9238 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. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai works as an adult pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Desai is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, Dr. Desai completed Dr. Desai's residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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All Interests: Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin Lesion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rose Marie Langer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1806 Short Branch Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rose Langer is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Langer is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at United Family Medicine Program for her residency. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Osteoporosis, Breast Issues, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Gout, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has a 3.5 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. Michael honors. He studied medicine at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Acid Reflux, Emphysema

Dr. Frank A Lastra, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8601 Easthaven Court
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Frank Lastra is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and cryotherapy. Dr. Lastra is rated highly by his patients. 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 is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Lastra's medical residency was performed at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Veselin Stoyanov Stoyanov, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Veselin Stoyanov works as a family practice physician in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Dr. Stoyanov (or staff) is conversant in Bulgarian and Russian. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. He studied medicine at Medical University of Sofia. Dr. Stoyanov trained at Southside Hospital for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care

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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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.