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We found 37 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Humana Catastrophic 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. Dr. Faris (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Faris is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Najam Javeed is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Holiday, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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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Dr. Shahina Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Shahina Javeed practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Holiday, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Before completing her residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark, Dr. Javeed attended medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Agarwal average 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwal takes. Before performing her residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Agarwal attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Patel has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating 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. 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. Melissa Nicole Launder, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1810 Wellness Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Launder's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Launder's areas of expertise include diabetes. She attended Florida State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and a graduate of Jersey City Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Javeed include trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. Dr. Javeed honors 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 Spanish and Indian Languages.

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

Dr. Norma Bernardina Sanchez-Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez is a family practice physician. The average patient rating for Dr. Sanchez is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. She graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Sanchez trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. for residency.

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Dr. Prakash B Machhar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6811 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Prakash Machhar's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Machhar attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. For his residency, Dr. Machhar trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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

Dr. Douglas Allen Wert, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4648 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Wert sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Dr. Wert attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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

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

Dr. Thuy Pham works as a pediatrician. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham's clinical interests include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She 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. Dr. Pham attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and French. She 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)

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

Dr. Jordan Young's specialty is 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Young attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Michael studied medicine at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Veselin Stoyanov Stoyanov, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3539 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Veselin Stoyanov specializes in family medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Stoyanov's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. 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. Stoyanov is a graduate of Medical University of Sofia. For his professional training, Dr. Stoyanov completed a residency program at Southside Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Stoyanov (or staff) speaks Bulgarian and Russian.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care

Dr. Rose Marie Langer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1806 Short Branch Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rose Langer's specialty is family medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at United Family Medicine Program.

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

Dr. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3306 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah works as an internist in Holiday, FL and Port Richey, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College and performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 2.5 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.

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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.