We found 15 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1457 near Tampa, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Morrison is an adult endocrinologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Morrison is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Morrison attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr. Stephen Mordecai Kreitzer I, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2919 W Swann Avenue; Suite 105
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Kreitzer is a specialist in adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Kreitzer focuses on diabetes, sleep apnea, and spirometry. Dr. Kreitzer's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Children's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Kreitzer's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Spirometry

Dr. Sam Diasti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2605 W Swann Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sam Diasti works as a general internist. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Diasti trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Diasti include sleep apnea, wellness visit, and complementary or alternative therapy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diasti takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diasti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dewey Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Ramirez specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramirez include holter monitoring, atherosclerosis, and angina. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Ramirez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gustavo Serrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5101 N Armenia Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Serrano is an adult nephrologist in Tampa, FL. In his practice, Dr. Serrano focuses on diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Serrano takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis

Dr. Brian Daniel Knox, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2 Tampa General Circle; 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Brian Knox's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Knox 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 the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Knox trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Research Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Anorexia, Bulimia, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheryl A Reed, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2605 W Swann Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cheryl Reed is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Reed's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and wellness visit. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Heritage Valley Beaver, Dr. Reed attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Reed (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

Dr. Michel M El-Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 410
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel Murr's area of specialization is bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Murr is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Murr 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 has received professional recognition including the following: USF Research Day: Outstanding Resident Research, University of South Florida; USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, Univeristy of South Florida; and USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, University of South Florida. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Morbid Obesity, Diabetes, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4543 South Manhattan Avenue; Suite 103
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nimesh Panchigar specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include sleep apnea, wellness visit, and liver disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Panchigar at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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 is a graduate of Grant Medical College. Dr. Panchigar trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. Harris Hugh McIlwain, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
4700 North Habana Avenue; Suite 201
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Harris McIlwain specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. McIlwain include diabetes, geriatric health, and lupus. Dr. McIlwain has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McIlwain 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 has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Lupus, Tendonitis, Geriatric Health, X-Rays

Dr. Valerie E Whiteman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33610
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Valerie Whiteman is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Whiteman's clinical interests encompass diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and prenatal diagnosis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Whiteman has received professional recognition including the following: Member, American Telemedicine Society; Diplomate ABOG and Maternal Fetal Medicine, ABOG; and Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Laura B Williams, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Laura Smith's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include stress management, type 2 diabetes, and family therapy services. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. She has an open panel. For her professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, Stress Management

Dr. Jayesh S Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2810 W Saint Isabel Street; Suite 101b
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jayesh Shah sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. Dr. Shah's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and kidney problems. 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. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Geriatric Health

Dr. Nyree Dawn Bryant, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7814 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nyree Bryant practices family medicine in Tampa, FL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, preventive care, and blood pressure problems. Dr. Bryant is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She 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: Diabetes, Blood Pressure Problems, Preventive Care

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2605 W Swann Avenue; Suite 600
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karon Locicero's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Locicero include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Locicero 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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All Interests: Audiometry Test, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Thyroid Problems, ... (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.
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