We found 37 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Trinity, FL.

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1815 A Healthcare Drive; Building 5
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Talal Faris, who practices in Hudson, FL and Trinity, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Faris performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Faris honors 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, Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Javeed include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating 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. Dr. Javeed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
1810 Wellness Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Launder works as a family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. She is especially interested in diabetes. Before completing her residency at Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Launder attended medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Launder's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Dr. Agarwal accepts 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 Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Dr. Agarwal performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

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's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4648 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Wert is an internist in New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patients gave Dr. Wert an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wert speaks French.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Holter Monitoring, Parkinson's Disease, Biopsy, Heart Problems, Dermatitis, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed is a general internist. Dr. Javeed's areas of expertise include trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. 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 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. His residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Indian Languages.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6811 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Prakash Machhar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Machhar is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Machhar attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, High Cholesterol, Hypertension

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Shahina Javeed is a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Javeed is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark for residency. Dr. Javeed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Specializes in Family Medicine
1806 Short Branch Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rose Langer specializes in family medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Langer graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at United Family Medicine Program.

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Sanchez has a 4.5 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. Sanchez honors. She attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center..

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All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 235
Trinity, FL
 

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

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Suite 202, Office of Dr. Jordan Young; 9332 State Rd 54
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young is a Trinity, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Young 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. He studied medicine at Medical University of the Americas. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Low Testosterone, Hypertension, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Michael has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite C
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Gellady is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gellady include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). The average patient rating for Dr. Gellady is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Gellady's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include 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, Attention ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
3531 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez's specialty is family medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Rodriguez honors 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 Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is conversant in 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.
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