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We found 30 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Trinity, FL.

Dr. Talal Faris, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1815 A Healthcare Drive; Building 5
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Talal Faris sees patients in Hudson, FL and Trinity, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Faris include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Faris at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Faris completed his residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5522 Trouble Creek Road; 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. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Javeed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. Dr. Javeed attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Jersey City Medical Center for residency. Dr. Javeed has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Vasta, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2043 Little Road
Trinity, 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. Alok Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5453 Gulf Drive; Suite 3
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alok Kumar's specialty is adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kumar is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Patna Medical College. Dr. Kumar's training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2208 Duckslough Boulevard
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's area of specialization is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. Dr. Greenfield has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (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. 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. Thuy Thanh Pham, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 235
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Thuy Pham is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Pham is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Pham completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and French.

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All Interests: Mental Retardation, Lactation Counseling, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi is an internist and geriatrician in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. Dr. Choksi honors 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 Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Choksi completed a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Choksi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Hernia, Echocardiogram, Acid Reflux

Dr. Melissa Nicole Launder, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1810 Wellness Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Launder's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Launder is especially interested in diabetes. She attended Florida State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program for residency. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Launder takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Jonathan Peter Nagy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Oak View Family Care Suite 125
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Nagy specializes in family medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Nagy's clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Nagy is conversant in German.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

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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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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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.