We found 26 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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Aggarwal's clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Aggarwal trained at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi.

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

Dr. Alok Kumar is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is a graduate of Patna Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kumar trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kumar is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Dr. Ivan Ramos is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramos is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramos include alcohol abuse, biofeedback, and sleep apnea. Coventry, Aetna, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramos honors. He graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then he performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ramos speaks Spanish.

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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. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Vasta completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and joint injections. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 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. Vasta honors. Dr. Vasta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish.

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Dr. Amy Marie Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9238 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Amy Strobbe's specialty is general internal medicine. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Strobbe's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Strobbe attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 works as a family medicine physician. The average patient rating for Dr. Greenfield is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenfield include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Greenfield performed his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Family Medical Center.

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Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai works as a pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai is rated highly by Dr. Desai's patients. Dr. Desai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai obtained Dr. Desai's medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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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 is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Michael studied medicine at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Edward Anthony Capone, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
11528 Us Hwy 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Edward Capone is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Capone an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Capone attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Strobbe 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 graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Injuries

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

Dr. Veselin Stoyanov specializes in family medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Stoyanov's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoyanov is a graduate of Medical University of Sofia. For his professional training, Dr. Stoyanov completed a residency program at Southside Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Stoyanov (or staff) speaks Bulgarian and Russian.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care

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

Dr. Rose Langer's specialty is family medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at United Family Medicine Program.

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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 an internist in Holiday, FL and Port Richey, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College and performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Andrew Michael Gellady, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
5323 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Gellady is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gellady attended New York Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Gellady is 4.0 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Gellady's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center.

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Dr. Michael Steven Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9238 Us Hwy 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Michael Strobbe sees patients in Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Strobbe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian, Sign Language, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Strobbe performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Strobbe average 2.0 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. Strobbe takes. Dr. Strobbe has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and sleep apnea. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hasan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Hasan's residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Hasan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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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.