We found 23 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Teodulo Reyes Mationg, 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. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. He has a special interest in diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Mationg attended medical school at Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. His residency was performed at Mount Vernon Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mationg accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Vasta is an internist in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vasta include diabetes and joint injections. Dr. Vasta 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 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) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Vasta is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal's specialty is adult infectious disease. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. The average patient rating for Dr. Agarwal is 1.5 stars out of 5. She honors 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 Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Agarwal attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Agarwal is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

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. Patients gave Dr. Aggarwal an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Aggarwal include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. 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. Dr. Aggarwal studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks Greek, Polish, and Hindi. Dr. Aggarwal is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

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

Dr. Bharat Desai is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Desai has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Desai attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Desai is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

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 average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lastra include back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Lastra takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Gellady is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gellady include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gellady is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center. He honors 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 New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gellady completed a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Daniel Hector Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3531 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez is a family medicine practitioner. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and nutrition counseling. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Rodriguez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Nilesh Bharat Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite #102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Nilesh Desai practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and osteoporosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Desai is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hasan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hasan include alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and sleep apnea. Dr. Hasan is affiliated with BayCare Health System. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Hasan (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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

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

Dr. Ehab Michael works as a general internist. On average, patients gave Dr. Michael a rating of 3.5 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 attended medical school at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

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

Dr. Rose Langer's medical specialty is family medicine. She is affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Langer accepts Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she performed her residency at United Family Medicine Program.

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

Dr. Hemant N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Holiday, FL and Port Richey, FL. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Government Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Lutheran Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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

Dr. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Hwy 19 N
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. 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 the University of Zambia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Patel is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed sees patients in Holiday, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Indian Languages. Areas of expertise for Dr. Javeed include trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Javeed attended medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Javeed completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. 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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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Omotayo Ikudayisi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6641 Madison Street; Suite 3
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Ikudayisi's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ikudayisi include facial problems, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. He accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and then went on to complete his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ikudayisi (or staff) is conversant in French, Yoruba, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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.
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