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We found 42 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Bronze near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Ajay Varanasi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1615 S. Pasadena Avenue; Suite 290
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ajay Varanasi specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Rockledge, FL. Dr. Varanasi 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. He attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. His professional affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Govindan Potteth Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4820 5th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Govindan Nair, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include diabetes, cryotherapy, and pituitary disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. In addition to English, Dr. Nair speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramona M Arias, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
4880 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ramona Arias works as an adult nephrologist. In addition to English, Dr. Arias speaks Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hemorrhoid banding, and alzheimer's disease. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. She attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Arias's average patient rating is 4.5 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.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Hemorrhoid Banding, Diabetes, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri's areas of specialization are adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Gulfport, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, heart problems, and hernia. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cherukuri attended Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Flu Shot, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hazem Fuad Al Andary, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hazem Al-Andary is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Al-Andary trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Al-Andary's clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Al-Andary is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Andary (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lebanese and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for residency. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rao 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas John Robison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison is a family practitioner in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robison include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Before performing his residency at Alachua General Hospital, Dr. Robison attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Robison is rated highly by his patients. 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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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos is a general internist. Dr. Santos is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He trained at The Miriam Hospital for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Santos 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kavita Bakthavatsalam Rao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kavita Rao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For her residency, Dr. Rao trained at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bartholomew Fred Natoli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli practices general internal medicine in Seminole, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Natoli speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Anderson Paganini, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4200 54th Avenue S; Edmundson Hall
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Paganini specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Paganini graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at UNC Hospitals for residency. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Paganini honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Lupus, Alzheimer's Disease, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nandkishor Navnitlal Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6450 38th Avenue N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nandkishor Shah is an internist and geriatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, general care, and alzheimer's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Shah is conversant in Polish.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Tumor, Abdominal Paracentesis, Electrocardiogram, Foreign Body Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pratibha Kirit Desai, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5000 Park Street N; Suite 1017
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pratibha Desai specializes in adult hematology and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Desai average 2.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Desai 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 the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College, she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Desai is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Diabetes, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Anderson Sibley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 9th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sibley practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. His clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and LASIK. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Sibley attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. Dr. Sibley's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sibley accepts.

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All Interests: Diabetes, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Retina Surgery

Dr. George Anthony Figueroa, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Figueroa is a family medicine physician in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Figueroa's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Figueroa is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Dr. Abey Sarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Abey Sarai works as an adult infectious disease specialist in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarai include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Sarai is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and performed her residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center and Montreal General Hospital.

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All Interests: Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Alzheimer's Disease, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

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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.