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' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Faris 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 studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Faris's training includes a residency program at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi. Dr. Aggarwal's areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. His education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Aggarwal at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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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Dr. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Javeed include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javeed takes. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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

Dr. Alok Kumar specializes in adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include sleep apnea. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar takes. After attending Patna Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kumar completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Vasta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Vasta has a special interest in diabetes and joint injections. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Vasta's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors 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: Liver Function Tests, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Lipid Profile, Blood Pressure Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melissa Launder sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Launder is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Launder include diabetes. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine and residency at Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Launder's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diabetes

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) and practices in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Adam Greenfield's specialty is family medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Greenfield's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with Family Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield takes 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 South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at the University Community Hospital, Tampa for his residency. Dr. Greenfield is conversant in Spanish.

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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 a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Langer trained at United Family Medicine Program. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Thuy Pham's specialty is general pediatrics. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Pham's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham 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. In addition to English, Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

Dr. Bharat Desai is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai obtained Dr. Desai's medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patients rated Dr. Desai highly, giving Dr. Desai an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai 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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Dr. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michael takes. He attended medical school at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Frank Lastra is a family practice physician. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. Dr. Lastra is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. Dr. Lastra is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Andrew Gellady is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Before completing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gellady attended medical school at New York Medical College. His clinical interests include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gellady has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Gellady has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and nutrition counseling. Patient reviews placed him 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Syed Nadeem Hasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6115 State Road 54; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Syed Hasan practices general internal medicine in New Port Richey, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Hasan is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Hasan's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and sleep apnea. 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 is a graduate of Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Hasan (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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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