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We found 23 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Navigate 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 is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. The average patient rating for Dr. Aggarwal is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Aggarwal attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vasta include diabetes and joint injections. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network 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 Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Vasta (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish.

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

Dr. Teodulo Reyes Mationg Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8820 State Road; No. 52
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Teodulo Mationg is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Mationg's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Vernon Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Mationg speaks Filipino.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Agarwal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Yogesh Ranpariya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6551 Ridge Road; Suite 2
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Yogesh Ranpariya practices general internal medicine in Port Richey, FL. His areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Ranpariya is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Shingles, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bharat Desai's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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 attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. For Dr. Desai's professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program 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. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Javeed's clinical interests include trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. 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 is a graduate of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. His residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Indian Languages.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Terrell Young Pa, BS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9332 State Road 54; #202
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young practices general internal medicine in Trinity, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Young attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas. Dr. Young 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. Rose Marie Langer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1806 Short Branch Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rose Langer sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Langer completed her residency training at United Family Medicine Program.

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

Dr. Syed Nadeem Hasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6115 State Road 54; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Syed Hasan sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Hasan graduated from Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hasan trained at Harlem Hospital Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and sleep apnea. Patients gave Dr. Hasan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hasan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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

Dr. Richard Nicholas Maravel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3633 Little Road; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Richard Maravel specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. 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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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Ehab Michael practices general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Michael an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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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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 specializes in family medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lastra include back pain, diabetes, and cryotherapy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Lastra performed his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back Pain, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

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. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shah 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 Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Government Medical College.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Diabetes, Abscess ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Gellady practices pediatric infectious disease in New Port Richey, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gellady takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Gellady completed his residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center.

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All Interests: Mental Retardation, Circumcision, Allergies, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Ian Adam, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5323 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ian Adam's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Adam takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Immunization, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoarthritis

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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.