We found 31 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 is an endocrinologist in Hudson, FL and Trinity, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Faris's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Faris's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

Dr. Alok Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5453 Gulf Drive; Suite 3
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alok Kumar is an adult pulmonology specialist in New Port Richey, FL. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar accepts. He attended medical school at Patna Medical College. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Vasta, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2043 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Vasta's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Vasta (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. His clinical interests include diabetes and joint injections. His professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasta 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: Liver Function Tests, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Lipid Profile, Blood Pressure Problems, ... (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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Melissa Launder specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Launder is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Launder has a special interest in diabetes. She is affiliated with BayCare Health System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. She welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Launder attended medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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

Dr. Adam Greenfield practices family medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System, Family Medical Center, and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Community Hospital, Tampa for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Greenfield average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thuy Thanh Pham, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 235
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Thuy Pham is a pediatrician. Her clinical interests include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Pham trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for her residency. Dr. Pham (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. She is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

Dr. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Javeed attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. Patient ratings for Dr. Javeed average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Aggarwal is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. Dr. Aggarwal's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Aggarwal graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then he performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks Greek, Polish, and Hindi.

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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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai is rated highly by Dr. Desai's patients. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Desai 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. Before completing Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Nagy is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Nagy highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nagy include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. 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 graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Nagy is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Frank A Lastra, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8601 Easthaven Court
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Frank Lastra specializes in family medicine. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Lastra's clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lastra completed a residency program at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. Patient ratings for Dr. Lastra average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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: Cryosurgery, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back Pain, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Michael Gellady, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite C
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Gellady is a physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gellady accepts 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 and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Gellady has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Tympanometry, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez's area of specialization is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Rodriguez's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary ... (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 specializes in general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hasan average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and sleep apnea. Dr. Hasan's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hasan honors. Before performing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Hasan attended Dow Medical College for medical school. 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. Jeffrey M Davis, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
4642 Darlington Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Davis is an adolescent medicine specialist in Holiday, FL. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Davis is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Monmouth Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis 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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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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